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Njoroge Wachai

Kenya

Njoroge is a journalist who formerly worked for the Kenya-based People Daily. He was Africa Correspondent for the Science and Development Network (SciDev.net), a UK-based web site highlighting science and technology issues from developing countries. He also freelanced for the Switzerland-based Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO). Njoroge was a press fellow at the Wolfson College, University of Cambridge for four months in 2003, where he researched the role of alternative press in the democratization process in Africa. Njoroge currently lives in the U.S. He has studied Journalism and Technical Communication at the graduate level. Close.

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Kenya

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April 21, 2009 5:32 PM

Saberi's Travesty of Justice

It shouldn't surprise anyone that a kangaroo court in Iran has finally handed down an eight-year jail sentence to Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist, for spying for the United States. The harsh sentence was practically preordained, given Iran's awful record of suppressing freedom of the press. It's probably just what the ruthless and autocratic mullahs in Tehran had in mind when they first accused Saberi of buying a bottle of wine.

As a journalist, and one who has received death threats for my writing, I find her cause particularly compelling. If indeed Iran had irrefutable evidence that Saberi was a spy, why did they try her behind closed doors? An open trial would have been a golden opportunity for Iran to lay bare the spying charges for the whole world to see, to unveil this American conspiracy against it.

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