American Journalist Roxana Saberi Freed in Iran Returns to U.S.
WASHINGTON – A congressman says an American journalist who spent four months in an Iranian prison has returned to the United States.
Roxana Saberi arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport Friday afternoon and will spend a few days in the capital before returning to her home state of North Dakota.
That's according to North Dakota Congressman Earl Pomeroy, who issued a statement saying he was eager to welcome her home.
The 32-year-old journalist had spent a week in Vienna recuperating after being released from prison in Iran.
Saberi, who grew up in Fargo, N.D., and moved to Iran six years ago, has dual citizenship.
She was arrested in late January and convicted of spying for the United States in a closed-door trial that her Iranian-born father said lasted only 15 minutes.
She was freed May 11 after an appeals court reduced her sentence to two years suspended.