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Reports: Iran to Release US Journalist


Media reports from Tehran quote Iranian officials as saying Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi will be released within days.

The reports indicate that Iranian officials have completed their investigation into her case.

Saberi's family in the U.S. alerted media to her detention last week. Iranian officials then confirmed the 31-year-old journalist is being held in Tehran's infamous Evin prison, saying that she worked illegally in the country after her press credentials had been revoked.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday called on Iran to release Saberi, who has been in prison for the past month. Clinton added that the United States is working through Swiss officials to request information on the journalist.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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