Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Journalist's Trial Is Getting Review

NPR has this story on developments in the conviction of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who received a one day, closed door trial, and was then sentenced to eight years in prison. An Iranian judge has ordered further investigation into her one-day closed door trial. Ms. Saberi's lawyer is appealing the verdict. Meanwhile, the President of Iran has told Tehran's prosecutor that both Ms. Saberi and another journalist being investigated should be allowed to defend themselves.

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