Saberi’s parents report recent phone call

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The parents of Roxana Saberi, the freelance journalist detained without charge by the Iranian government, received a phone call from their daughter on Monday, according to this local news account. “She just said she loves us,” Reza Saberi, Roxana’s father, told the Fargo InForum. “But she said, psychologically, it’s really hard to be in prison. It sounds like she’s under great pressure.” Brian Duffy, managing editor of NPR News, said that news organizations have a responsibility to speak up on her behalf. Saberi “provided valuable and accurate reports from a very important and interesting part of the world,” Duffy said. “She’s someone we feel responsible towards. To remain silent would be totally inappropriate.”