Journalist Saberi Leaves Tehran Following Release Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was convicted of espionage in Iran last month, has left Tehran after being released from prison on Monday. Saberi, who has worked as a freelance reporter for NPR and other news organizations, arrived in Austria with her parents and a family friend on Thursday.

Journalist Saberi Leaves Tehran Following Release

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was convicted of espionage in Iran last month, has arrived in Vienna, Austria. She left Tehran after being released from prison on Monday.

Saberi, who has worked as a freelance reporter for NPR and other news organizations, was heading to Austria with her parents Thursday, a family friend traveling with the Saberis tells NPR. They plan to travel to the United States soon.

Saberi had been sentenced to eight years in prison after a closed-door trial April 13, but an appeals court reduced that to a two-year suspended sentence.

The 32-year-old journalist, a native of Fargo, N.D., had been living in Iran for six years. She was arrested on Jan. 31.