Radio Reporter From the U.S. Is Held by Iran
The New York Times / Nazila Fathi
01-Mar-2009 (one comment)

The daily newspaper Etemaad reported Saturday that an Iranian-American reporter had been under arrest for a month but did not provide a name. Iranian authorities have not confirmed Ms. Saberi’s arrest, and the section of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance for the foreign news media, which gives press credentials to reporters, was unaware of her arrest until Sunday. Her arrest comes at a time of increasing pressure before presidential elections in June, during which at least two pro-reform candidates will be running against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Government forces cracked down on hundreds of protesting students at Amirkabir University last week and arrested nearly 70, newspapers reported. The students protested the burial of “unknown martyrs” from the Iran-Iraq war on the campus. About 40 detainees were released, but the rest were transferred to the country’s notorious Evin prison.

News Goffer

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A most unusual excuse for someone's disappearance and the eventual announcement that she has been in custody for purchasing alcohol.  Another shameless kidnapping for reasons other than what has been stated.  I wonder whether she will soon "confess" to being a spy or whatnot.  Old tricks at work again.