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Father's joy at Saberi release


The father of jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi says he is overjoyed at news of her release.

Speaking to journalists, Mr Saberi said his daughter was in good health and that he was thankful for her release.

Ms Saberi was convicted of spying for the US in April, but has denied the charge. She was sentenced to eight years in prison, but after an appeal which followed an international outcry, the Iranian court reduced it to a two-year suspended sentence, her lawyer says.


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