Iranian human rights lecture April 14

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist who attracted international attention in 2009 when she was imprisoned in Tehran after being falsely accused of spying for the United States, will share her experience during a free, public lecture April 14 at UNL.

Saberi’s presentation, “Courage Under Fire,” will recount the 100 days she spent in Tehran’s Evin Prison.

She will also speak about Iranian society and human rights in Iran, share photographs detailing her experiences, and take questions from the audience. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Afterward, Saberi will sign copies of her book “Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran,” which chronicles her experiences, tells the stories of the women prisoners she befriended, and shares the universal lessons she learned from them.

More information about Saberi’s experiences and work can be found at her website,

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