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Jailed U.S.-Iranian Reporter Ends Hunger Strike

Roxana Saberi
Roxana Saberi
The father of the Iranian-American journalist jailed in Iran as a U.S. spy says she has ended her almost two-week-old hunger strike, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.

Reza Saberi told Radio Farda that he had insisted that his daughter end her protest.

He said she had become "very weak" and "we insisted that she end her strike."

He added that she has been eating normally since ending the strike on May 4.

Saberi, 32, was sentenced to eight years in prison in April on charges of espionage.

Iran said on May 5 that there will be an appeal hearing against her sentence next week.

Washington says the charges against Saberi are baseless and has called for her release.