Skip to comments.Iran says US reporter 'illegally' gathering news
Posted on 03/02/2009 3:34:08 AM PST by allmost
TEHRAN (AFP) Iran said on Monday that a freelance US journalist with Iranian nationality who is reportedly being detained in the Islamic republic has been gathering news "illegally."
Foreign ministry spokesman Hassan Ghashghavi did not confirm or deny whether Roxana Saberi, 31, was being detained by the Iranian authorities, but said her activities were "illegal".
US-based National Public Radio and Fox News, citing Saberi's father, reported last week that the US-born journalist was arrested in late January on charges of buying alcohol, which is prohibited in the Islamic republic.
"Ever since her credentials were revoked by Ershad, her activities have been illegal," Ghashghavi said, referring to the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance, which provides press accreditation for foreign journalists and Iranian reporters working for foreign media in Iran.
"Since 2006 when her press accreditation was revoked, she should not have illegally sought to gather information and news in Iran."
A judiciary official told AFP it will comment about the Saberi case at a news conference on Tuesday.
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Well now she is illegally making news.....
She and Rush have something in common...
I’d have a hard time drawing that comparison.
Wait for it.....Hussein and his pals has some tricks up/down his sleeve.
Where’s Annette Benning? Is she stiil over there with the other actors? This is surely some petty matter that would be simple for her to resolve. ;)
I posted the initial ‘going over there’ in the middle of the night. These people deserve everything they get IMO.
There's a lot of that in our MSM too.
Initially it was reported she was arrested for attempting to illegally buy wine.
Now it’s because she’s an “illegal reporter”.
Something doesn’t add up.
If Bush were still president, President Bush would know what to do.
Unfortunately for her (and us) he’s not anymore.
She’s pretty much alone.
She’s got a squad over there, they just aren’t for her...
Didn't you mean President Teddy Roosevelt? President Bush threw his own border patrolmen under the bus!
Suggest “Iran Arrests US Reporter. She Is Former Miss North Dakota.” or just “Iran Arrests Former Miss North Dakota” and let body copy tell rest of story.
Remember, heads to not tell story. The are designed, not to tell story but to get you to read the story.
Current headline is designed for European consumption. They have no idea what a Miss North Dakota is.
Should be in at least FPN if not BN. Be well
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