Parents to visit detained US journalist in Iran

April 5, 2009 21:03

The parents of an American journalist imprisoned in Iran will be allowed to visit their daughter, their lawyer said Sunday after the North Dakota couple arrived in the country seeking her release. Reza Saberi and his wife, Akiko, arrived early Sunday and met with authorities at Evin prison who gave them permission to see their daughter, Roxana, during Monday's weekly visitation period, said the lawyer, Abdolsamad Khorramshai. Iranian prosecutors have now issued a formal indictment against Roxana Saberi, Khorramshai said, but he has not yet seen the charges and probably will not for several weeks under Iran's court procedures. Saberi's case will be reviewed by the Revolutionary Court, probably next month, Khorramshai said. He had no further details. The court usually handles cases involving threats to state security.

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