Book: Between Two Worlds (Q & A with Roxana Saberi) on CPJ.org
Roxana Saberi was a freelance reporter living and working in Tehran when she was arrested by Iranian authorities in January 2009. She had been in the country for six years, and was about to return to the US, where she planned to work on a book about Iran. Instead, she was sentenced to eight years on charges of espionage.
Saberi was forced to spend 100 days in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, eighteen of those in solitary confinement, before her sentence, which had attracted worldwide media attention, was overturned.
In Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran, she documents her arrest, imprisonment, and the goes into details about her Iranian interrogation. She recently discussed these matters with Nazanin Rafsanjani, a producer at National Public Radio’s On the Media, who began the conversation by asking Saberi about the day she was arrested. Check it out here