KALW interview with Saberi about HRs in Iran
“Prisoner of conscience” Roxana Saberi recalls time in Iranian jail
KALW – November 17, 2010
By Erica Mu
Roxana Saberi was always an insider and an outsider as a reporter in Iran, where she lived from 2003 to 2009. She was born in the U.S. to an Iranian father and Japanese mother. In January of 2009, Saberi was writing a book about Iranian society when she was arrested by intelligence authorities in Tehran. Saberi would go on to spend 100 days in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison under accusation of espionage, which Her arrest caused an outcry in the international community.
Saberi was in San Francisco recently to talk about her book, Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran. Her story sheds light on what hundreds of other journalists and prisoners of conscience who are still imprisoned there have had to go through. Two of the three UC Berkeley students who were arrested last year are still in Evin Prison nearly 500 days since their arrest.
KALW’s Holly Kernan asked Saberi to describe what happened the night four Iranian intelligence officers showed up at her door.