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News of jailed Iranian-American journalist

April 6, 2009

In the Washington Post we find the government of Iran has agreed to allow Roxana Saberi’s parents to visit her. Apparently the State Department has already made some slight, but significant, inroads. From the Post:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said last week that the United States had given a letter to Iranian officials during a meeting in the Netherlands, seeking Iran’s help in resolving Saberi’s case, as well as those of Robert Levinson and Esha Momeni, two other Americans missing or detained in Iran.

Levinson, a private detective probing cigarette smuggling, went missing in 2007 during a visit to Iran’s Kish island. Iranian officials have repeatedly denied that Levinson is in their country. Momeni, an Iranian American student at California State University at Northridge, was detained in Iran in October for supporting a campaign for women’s rights. Momeni was later released, but she has not been allowed to leave the country.

More here.

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