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06/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Greenwald: Where Is The Outcry When US Detains Journalists?

An Iranian appeals court this morning announced that it was reducing the sentence and ordering the immediate release of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was convicted by an Iranian court in January of spying for the U.S. and sentenced to eight years in prison. Saberi's imprisonment became a cause celebré among American journalists, who -- along with the U.S. Government -- rallied to demand her release. Within minutes of the announcement, several of them -- including ABC News' Jake Tapper, Time's Karen Tumulty, The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder -- posted celebratory notices of Saberi's release.

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