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Roxana Saberi Update

She has ended her hunger strike in Iran:

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — A U.S. journalist imprisoned in Iran has stopped her hunger strike after more than two weeks, her father said Wednesday.

Roxana Saberi, 32, had been drinking water but eating no food in protest at her detention at Tehran’s Evin prison, according to her father, Reza Saberi. Officials had brought her to the hospital Friday and fed her intravenously before returning her to her cell, her father said.

Roxana Saberi stopped her hunger strike Monday night after both parents visited her in prison and pleaded with her to end it, Reza Saberi told CNN.

In an e-mail sent Wednesday morning to supporters, Saberi said, “We were very glad to hear this news. We hope she will gain some strength to enable her to stand the appeal trial. She thanks all those who have supported her with their hunger strike all over the world.”


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