Journalist Tells Story of Captivity in Iran

Iranian-American Journalist Roxana Saberi, who spent 100 days in an Iranian jail cell in 2009, will share her story at Notre Dame College’s Regina Hall auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Saberi, the author of “Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran,” was working as a freelance journalist in Iran in January 2009, when she was arrested and charged with espionage. Saberi denied the charges but was sentenced to an eight-year prison term. Her case captured attention around the world up until her sentence was reduced and Saberi was released in May 2009.

In her book, Saberi tells the story of her arrest, captivity and release, and shares the struggles and courage of her cellmates who inspired her along the way. She is now writing and speaking out for human rights and “prisoners of conscience” in Iran.

Saberi’s talk at Notre Dame is co-sponsored by the College’s Abrahamic Center and part of a national speaker series offered by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation, which explores issues of civic responsibility. A book signing will take place after the event and a limited number of free copies of “Between Two Worlds” will be available.

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Notre Dame’s Abrahamic Center is devoted to developing programs for the College and the Greater Cleveland community that foster mutual respect among all peoples, and celebrate religious, racial and cultural diversity.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. The Regina Hall auditorium is located at 1857 South Green Road. For further information contact Dr. Michael Bloom, director of the Abrahamic Center, at or 216.373.6383.


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