Iran has released very few facts about Saberi's case and initially said she was arrested in January for working without press credentials. The government later charged the 31-year-old dual American-Iranian citizen with spying for the United States and convicted her in a one-day trial behind closed doors.
The journalist's Iranian-born father, Reza Saberi, has said his daughter was not provided a proper defense during her trial. He called the proceedings "a mock trial" during an interview with CNN on Sunday from Iran, where he traveled with his wife to seek his daughter's release.
"Obviously I am gravely concerned with her safety and well being," President Barack Obama said Sunday during a press conference at the conclusion of the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad. "We are working to make sure she is properly treated and to get more information about the disposition of her case....
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