Iranian judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi told a news
Abdolsamad Korramshahi, Saberi's lawyer, told AP that he was not authorized to discuss the case until after the trial had concluded.
"We're troubled that Roxana Saberi's only court appearance took place behind closed doors and that her lawyer has been told not to talk to the press," said CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Mohamed Abdel Dayem. "We are concerned about our colleague's well-being. The secrecy surrounding Saberi's sole appearance in court and the swiftness with which the trial was concluded suggest that she may not be receiving due process."
Saberi has worked for several international media organizations, including National Public Radio, the BBC, and ABC News. She was detained in January, but formal charges were not announced against her until last week. Details of the charges have not been made public.
On February 10, Saberi contacted her family from inside the
prison and told them that she had been arrested for purchasing a bottle of
wine. Later a spokesman for
Saberi is being held in