Freed American journalist says 'no' to media contact in Austria

May 17, 2009 14:38


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The American journalist who was recuperating in Austria after spending four months in an Iranian prison is not planning to talk to reporters in Austria, an official said on Sunday. Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal said that Roxana Saberi wanted some "downtime" and asked journalists for their understanding. On Friday Saberi had said she was not yet ready to talk about her ordeal. The 32-year-old journalist, who moved to Iran six years ago, was arrested in late January and was convicted in a closed-door trial. Her Iranian-born father said the trial lasted only 15 minutes. After months in jail, she was freed Monday.

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