Former MIss North Dakota Arrested In Iran | VideoKFYR | 2/28/2009
31-year-old Roxana Saberi, a graduate of Concordia College, was working as a freelance journalist in Iran. She moved there six years ago and filed stories for NPR, the BBC, and other news organizations. NPR says her press credentials were revoked by the iranian government more than a year ago, but she was being allowed to file short stories until her arrest about a month ago.
NPR says they and the Saberi family decided not to go public with Roxana`s arrest until Saturday, despite her being in prison for nearly a month. In an interview with NPR, her father says he last spoke to her on February 10 and said he doesn`t know where she`s being held or what the charges are.
Roxana grew up in North Dakota and her parents stil live in Fargo. She was named Miss North Dakota in 1997 and worked as a television reporter for KVLY for several years.