Roxana Saberi Is On A Hunger Strike

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on April 26, 2009

saberi4501The New York Times has a brief but telling story on the matter. Of course, Saberi’s health was a major concern even before the hunger strike; there were reports that she was suffering something of a nervous breakdown because of the conditions of her incarceration. Now, naturally, things will get worse.

Hunger strikes are a tried and true protest tactic, and oftentimes, they are able to shame the object of the protest in question into taking action. However, given the callousness of the Islamic regime in Iran towards its own people, one naturally wonders whether Roxana Saberi is going to be able to shame anyone in the regime into doing the right thing before the state of her health significantly deteriorates.

A website has sprung up dedicated to working for Saberi’s release. You can check out their Facebook page, which already has over 5,000 fans, and a Twitter feed with over 3,300 followers. Obviously, this case has struck a chord with people around the world. Hopefully, that will help in getting Saberi released soon.

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