HOMECOMINGS

Reporter Returns to ‘Land of the Free’

What a homecoming this must be: Roxana Saberi, the 32-year-old journalist recently freed from her 100-day jail sentence in Iran, arrived in Washington D.C. on Friday after recuperating in Vienna. Saberi was held in prison for four months on allegations of spying after she was sentenced in a 15-minute closed-door trial. The Iranian-American journalist told reporters she sang the national anthem while in jail: “It may sound corny, but I’m so happy to be home in the land of the free.” She also thanked President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, congressmen from her home state of North Dakota, human rights groups, and the Japanese government for their assistance in getting the charges dropped.