ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 18, 2009
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(Washington: Rachel Martin) The sentence in Iran for Iranian-American freelance journalist Roxana Saberi on spying charges featured; scenes of Saberi shown; details given about her work & of Iranian sabotage of rapprochement with the US. [Committee to Protect Journalists Robert MAHONEY- says the last Western journalist died in that prison.] [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Iran expert Karim SADJADPOUR- says she is a pawn in the US-Iran game.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- presents President Obama's reaction to the news about Saberi.] [By phone, father Reza SABERI- talks about his daughter wanting to go on a hunger strike.]
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