Undated Photo [NPR, 28 February 2009]
Etemad, a Tehran daily newspaper, reported today the arrest of an American journalist in Tehran. The Iranian authorities have not yet announced the arrest, but the NPR confirmed today that the arrested journalist is Roxana Saberi, a freelance working in Tehran for the past six years. Saberi reported regularly for the NPR and the BBC.
Roxana Saberi who was born in the US to an Iranian-born father and a Japanese-born mother, was reportedly arrested in Tehran almost a month ago.
This young journalist needs to be released from the prison and be allowed to continue her fine reporting from Tehran.