Roxana Saberi - Journalist & Author of Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran
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The last date listed for Roxana Saberi - Journalist & Author of Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran was Wednesday April 21, 2010 / 7:00pm.
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Roxana was in prison a relatively short time, but she went through a transformation, at first willing to say whatever she needed to, in order to secure her release. But after exposure to other prisoners, she decided to recant her false confession and take responsibility for her truth with her interrogators. She tells her story well.
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This could have been an interesting talk about her life in Iran, what she was doing, her interactions with the people, how Iranians viewed us...Instead she gave a long boring description of the prison, and her interrogation. Apparently she visited...continued
A journalist imprisoned in Iran breaks her silence to tell a harrowing story of imprisonment and ultimate release. While working in Iran last year, Saberi made international headlines when she was dragged from her home, detained and arrested by intelligence agents. Cut off from the outside world, Saberi was accused of espionage and later sentenced to eight years in Evin, Iran’s most notorious prison. After months of appeals, the charges against Saberi were finally reduced and she was released and returned back to the United States. She will shed light on Iran’s political regime and the current challenges facing the country.
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