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U.S. Journalist Charged With Spying

Amid a slight U.S.-Iran thaw comes disturbing news out of Tehran: Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist for the BBC and NPR, among other news outlets, has been charged with spying by Iranian authorities. Already in custody for three months in Iran, Saberi is said to be in “relatively good health.” It appears the case is stacked against her: She was caught conducting research after having her press credentials revoked and is being charged as an Iranian because she holds an Iranian passport. The journalist was initially arrested for buying alcohol, which is illegal in Iran. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sent a letter to the Iranians in an effort to resolve Saberi’s situation, along with two other Americans who are thought to be held in the country.