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Lawyers optimistic over jailed journalist appeal

Lawyers optimistic over jailed journalist appeal
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Lawyers in Iran defending the jailed US born journalist Roxana Saberi have said they are optimistic that her sentence will be fundamentally changed.

The 32-year-old reporter is contesting an eight year prison sentence after being convicted last month of spying for the US. She was arrested in January for working in Iran after her press credentials had expired. Today’s closed session in the court of appeal ended after hearing arguments from her legal team. The court is expected to issue its verdict in the next two or three days.