An Iranian court has heard the appeal of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was sentenced in April to eight years in prison for espionage. Saberi's lawyer said the Tehran court is expected to deliver its verdict "within days".
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said American-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi (pictured), who was sentenced last week to eight years in jail as a US spy, should be "freed immediately" and that charges against her were "baseless."
Iran's judiciary has ordered a "quick and fair" appeal for American-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi (pictured), who was sentenced last week to eight years in jail as a US spy. Iran's president earlier said he wants to ensure fair treatment for Saberi.
Hours after US President Barack Obama condemned Iran's jailing of American-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi on charges of spying, Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked the Tehran prosecutor to treat Saberi fairly and secure justice.
The White House said it was "deeply disappointed" by an eight-year prison sentence given to US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi, accused of being a spy, on Saturday. Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saberi should enjoy full legal rights.
After a five-day closed trial, US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi was sentenced to eight years in prison by a court in Iran, accused of spying for the US. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was "deeply disappointed" by the sentence.
China has executed Wo Weihan, a businessman accused of spying for Taiwan, despite his daughters' efforts to appeal the decision. Wo was forced to confess without a lawyer being present and later recanted his confession.