Iran Jails American Journalist, Accuses Her of Spying

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An American journalist jailed in Iran has been convicted of spying and sentenced to eight years in prison, her lawyer said Saturday, dashing any hopes for her quick release.

Roxana Saberi was originally sentenced in January, although the reasons were initially unclear. Now a judge has ruled that Saberi is guilty of espionage, and her lawyer is currently appealing the decision.

The Associated Press reports:


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