For readers interested in the ongoing case of Roxana Saberi, an American journalist imprisoned in Iran on highly dubious charges, this sad story will get you up to date. After having given unofficial indications that she would be released shortly, the Iranian government sentenced Saberi to 8 years in prison on April 18. She is now apparently 5 days into a hunger strike. Trita Parsi runs down some informed speculation about the relationship between the upcoming Iranian elections, the U.S.-Iran situation, and Saberi’s arrest here.
Please keep Roxana in your thoughts and prayers. Evin prison is bad news, and she doesn’t belong there.