TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The father of American journalist jailed in
Iran for allegedly spying for the U.S. says his daughter has ended
her hunger strike for health reasons.
Roxana Saberi, a dual Iranian-American national was convicted of
spying for the U.S. last month and sentenced to eight years in
prison after a one-day trial behind closed doors.
Reza Saberi, the journalist's father, told The Associated Press
Wednesday that his daughter ended her hunger strike Monday evening
to prevent further deterioration of her health.
Iran's judiciary, however, has denied that Saberi was ever on a
hunger strike. An appeals court will hear her case next week.