Lawyers for a jailed U.S. journalist say she will be freed Monday after an Iranian appeals court suspended her prison term and she can leave the country immediately.
Roxana Saberi, a 32-year-old dual American-Iranian national, was convicted last month of spying for the U.S. and sentenced to eight years in prison. An appeals court heard her case on Sunday.
Her lawyer, Abdolsamad Khorramshahi, says Iran’s judiciary told him Monday that Saberi’s jail term was reduced to a suspended two year sentence.
He tells The Associated Press that Saberi will be “released today.”