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Published April 19, 2010, 09:23 PM

Roxana Saberi Speaks About Imprisonment At UND

It's now been nearly a year since Roxana Saberi was freed, and she spoke at UND tonight.

By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ

Journalist Roxana Saberi, who grew up in Fargo, made national headlines last year when she was held in an Iranian prison. It's now been nearly a year since she was freed, and she spoke at UND tonight. Saberi has written a book about her experience, called Between Two Worlds. Tonight she told her story at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. She talked about her childhood, her education, and the six years she'd spent living in Iran and working as a journalist before she was arrested. She was put in solitary confinement and falsely accused of spying for the United States. She was sentenced to eight years in prison. Her imprisonment sparked an international uproar, and she was released.

"I had to keep myself sane because I was cut off from the world. No one knew where I was. I was afraid and I was alone in the Evin Prison," said Saberi.

After talking about her experience in a presentation and in a discussion with a UND professor, Saberi signed copies of her new book.