Reza Saberi came is an Iranian-born popular personality who is best known for being the father of American CBS News journalist, Roxana Saberi.
Reza Saberi's Daughter was Arrested in Iran
On January 31, 2009, the daughter of Reza Saberi, the American news Journalist Roxana Saberi was arrested by the Iranian Government while charging her for the case of espionage as sent by the USA.
The arrest of Saberi's daughter escalated all over the world and also caught the attention of many international organizations like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Asian American Journalists Association, etc.
In an interview, words from Reza claimed that his daughter didn't face any physical torture but severe emotional and mental pressure. He also said his daughter was threatened by interrogators to confess to being a spy.
Under high pressure, Roxana had no choice but to accept the false allegation and the eight-year prison sentence given by the Iranian court.
The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the time, demanded the Journalist's release as it was totally against humans rights and the rights of journalists with claiming that the Iranian government's statement was baseless.
The famous film director of Iran, Bahman Ghobadi had published a letter in support of Roxana stating that the American Journalist was purely innocent and had nothing against the Iranian Government. Despite all these, the Iranian court accused the CBS News reporter of carrying a classified document on the US-led war in Iraq and sentenced her to two years in jail.
On May 10, after receiving pressure from many international organizations and American Diplomats, her voice was finally heard by the appeal court. And, Reza's daughter was finally freed from prison on May 11, 2009, after 101 days of being held as a hostage in Iran's Evin Prison.
Roxana later wrote a book named "Between, Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran" based on her experience in Iran after her release.
Net Worth of Reza Saberi
Reza Saberi only came under the limelight after his daughter Roxana Saberi was jailed in Iran. Talking about his net worth, it is not known about the profession and source of income of Reza.
However, his daughter Roxana is a part of CBS News based in London and earns a remarkable salary of almost $75000 annually while holding an expected net worth of more than $1 million.
Since his daughter is a Journalist, there is no chance of any financial issues for Reza. Thus, he lives quite a decent life with his wife.
Quick Facts of Reza Saberi
- Reza Saberi is the husband of Akiko Saberi who emigrated from Japan.
- The daughter of Reza is a famous CBS News reporter who worked for elite news platforms including Al Jazeera, Fox News, ABC Radio, & BBC.
- On April 6, Reza met his daughter Roxana for the first time while being held in Iran's Elvin Prison.
- On April 25, 2009, Reza Saberi was informed about his daughter's hunger strike which lasted for over two weeks.
- Reza fully supported his family, especially his daughter to free her from prison. And, that shows his true character as a father.
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