Great news: Iran releases Roxana Saberi

A wonderful update to a story I’ve been following for many weeks about a fellow Northwestern University grad.

Today, The New York Times reported the release of Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran for espionage. Saberi has been living in Iran since 2003 and working as a freelance journalist for BBC and NPR.

It’s interesting to see how many people (in the online comments) believe that Obama’s approach (and Clinton’s) to foreign policy may have been a game-changer in Saberi’s case. On the other hand, one has to wonder if this has all been a big show– just another case of Iran being Iran (see Manny being Manny).

Congrats to Saberi and her family.

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