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Political Prisoner Saberi Reflects on Iran’s Hardliners

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/04/21/Roxana_Saberi_My_Life_and_Captivity_in_Iran

Roxana Saberi, an American journalist who was held in Iran as a political prisoner in 2009, looks at possible motives for her arrest. She speculates that her arrest was a political act, formulated by Iranian hardliners to intimidate journalists and moderate Iranians who wanted to reach out to the West.

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A journalist imprisoned in Iran breaks her silence to tell a harrowing story of imprisonment and ultimate release. While working in Iran last year, Roxana Saberi made international headlines when she was dragged from her home, detained and arrested by intelligence agents.

Cut off from the outside world, Saberi was accused of espionage and later sentenced to eight years in Evin, Iran’s most notorious prison. After months of appeals, the charges against Saberi were finally reduced and she was released and returned back to the United States.

In this video, Saberi sheds light on Iran’s political regime and the current challenges facing the country. – Commonwealth Club of California

Roxana Saberi is a journalist. She is the author of Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran.

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