On Monday, the parents of detained Iranian-American
journalist Roxana Saberi left their home in
Earlier this month, an official at the public prosecutor's office was quoted by Iranian news agency ISNA as having said that Saberi's case was coming to a close and that she would be released shortly. But last week, The New York Times and other news outlets reported that Saberi had been told that she would remain in prison for "months or even years."
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told journalists at a conference on Afghanistan taking place at The Hague today that the State Department had delivered a letter to Iranian officials present at the talks urging Tehran to make a "humanitarian gesture" toward Saberi and two other U.S. citizens who are currently being held in Iran--Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared two years ago while on a business trip, and Esha Momeni, an Iranian-American student detained last year.
The letter, excerpts of which were released to the press,