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Journalism students at Northwestern University are demanding the release of an American journalist imprisoned in Iran. Roxana Saberi, who grew up in Fargo, is a 1999 graduate of the university’s Medill School of Journalism.
The parents of an American-Iranian journalist jailed for two months in Iran visited their daughter in prison today, their lawyer said. The couple from North Dakota met with their daughter, Roxana Saberi, for half an hour at Evin prison for the first time since finding out about her arrest in a Feb. 10 phone call from her, said the lawyer, Abdolsamad Khorramshai.
Irving R. Levine, the bow-tied NBC newsman who explained the fine points of economics to millions of viewers for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 86. Levine died Friday of prostate cancer complications in Washington, D.C., announced his son, Daniel Rome Levine.
The father of imprisoned journalist Roxana Saberi says he and his wife are making plans to go to Iran to see her in a couple of days. "I'm hoping if she sees us, it will lift her spirits," Reza Saberi said told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Reza Saberi wrote an open letter to a top Iranian official Thursday, demanding his daughter’s release for “humanitarian reasons.” “Roxana is psychologically under pressure, and we are afraid she might hurt herself,” Reza Saberi said. “I know Roxana is pretty sensitive, and this kind of hardship is very bad for her.”
Reza Saberi said the family’s lawyer will try to find out what Iranian authorities have decided in his daughter’s case. If there is no action, Saberi said his daughter Roxana – who has already been in prison for nearly six weeks – may be held through the celebration of the Iranian New Year of Norouz. The holiday begins on the first day of spring.
Defense lawyer Mohammed al-Abboudi says the decision against journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi comes after a short trial today in which al-Zeidi pleaded not guilty to the charge. Al-Zeidi says his action was a "natural response to the occupation" and he shouted "long live Iraq" when the verdict was read.
John Peterson, who spent most of his 50-year newspaper career at the Bismarck Tribune, including stints as city editor, sports editor and state Capitol reporter, has died. He was 72. The Tribune said Peterson, who was known as "John Pete" in the newsroom, died Tuesday in Bismarck.
NBC's Tom Brokaw never claimed he was retiring when he left "Nightly News" after the 2004 election. He's almost as visible on TV as he was before. Brokaw has signed on for a USA network project that will have him traveling along U.S. Highway 50 in the coming months, reporting on the economic crisis and Americans' reaction to the first year of President Barack Obama's administration.
The father of imprisoned former Fargo journalist Roxana Saberi said his lawyer met with her today in Iran and saw no sign she had been physically tortured, but she appeared very depressed and unhappy. Reza Saberi said his 31-year-old daughter was encouraged when the lawyer told her attempts are under way to win her release. Her parents have not heard from her since Feb. 10.
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