Imprisoned Journalist's Father Says She Met Lawyer

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The father of a U.S. journalist detained in Iran says his lawyer met with her there and saw no sign of physical torture.

Reza Saberi says his daughter, 31-year-old Roxana Saberi, appeared depressed but was encouraged when the lawyer told her that attempts are under way to win her release. Her parents have not heard from her since Feb. 10.

The Iran Foreign Ministry has said Roxana Saberi was detained because she continued working in Iran after the government revoked
her press credentials.

Her father says Roxana apparently will be able to have visitors in prison, but there is no word on when she will be released.

Reza Saberi calls the lawyer's visit a step in the right direction. He says until now, he did even not know if his daughter was alive.

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