Though Iran's semiofficial Fars News Agency is reporting that authorities there "announced on Thursday that they have arrested a US woman a week ago on the charges of illegal entry and espionage in the Northwestern borders of the country," news outlets from elsewhere say it's not certain the woman
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinajad maintains that Iran is a free country and doesn’t hold political prisoners. Omid Memarian strongly disagrees. The Iranian journalist was an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience six years ago.
President Barack Obama recently delivered a headline-making retort to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s UN speech in an interview on the BBC Persian TV channel. While the BBC has had Farsi radio programming for 70 years, the TV station is new.