Iran to free jailed N.D. journalist today, lawyer says


The North Dakota journalist and Concordia College graduate sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison will be freed today and allowed to leave the country immediately, according to the Associated Press. An appeals court suspended her sentence.

Roxana Saberi, 32, is a dual American-Iranian citizen and was convicted in April of spying for the United States. She worked for multiple news organizations while in the country, including National Public Radio.

The appeals court in Iran heard the case Sunday. She has been in jail since January.