Journalist goes on trial in Iran

BBC News – Tuesday 14 April, 2009

Ms Saberi has been in Iran for six years, working and doing research. Image: AFP

Ms Saberi has been in Iran for six years, working and doing research. Image: AFP

An Iranian-American journalist accused of spying in Iran went on trial this week and a verdict is expected soon, an Iranian official has said.

“The first trial meeting on Roxana Saberi was held yesterday [Monday],” judiciary spokesman Ali Jamshidi told a news conference in Tehran.

“I think the verdict will be announced soon, perhaps in the next two or three weeks,” the official added. . .

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