Saberi Thanks Hillary Clinton, Talks To NPR
May 28, 2009 at 4:54 AM (PT)
Iranian-American radio reporter ROXANA SABERI, who was released on MAY 11th from an Iranian prison after being held since JANUARY and sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage in a secret trial that drew international criticism, met with Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON WEDNESDAY (5/27) to thank her for her efforts in getting SABERI released. At the meeting in WASHINGTON, SABERI told CLINTON, "When I found out that I had the support while I was in prison, I gained a lot of strength and hope. I did not feel so alone any more."
SABERI also spoke to NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO's MELISSA BLOCK for her first in-depth interview since her release. The interview will air TODAY on "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED."
SABERI, a native of NEW JERSEY who grew up in FARGO, ND and has recently been reporting in IRAN, has reported for NPR, the BBC, ABC NEWS and other international media outlets.