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Black News: Jesse Jackson Plans to Visit Iran

KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 (Bernama) — Prominent American civil rights and political activist Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr plans to lead a delegation to Iran to appeal for and secure the release of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi who had been sentenced to eight years jail for allegedly spying for the United States.

Jackson, who is the president and founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, an organisation fighting for social change, said visas had been applied for and he hoped that they would get the necessary approval to undertake the mission to Tehran.

"I hope our appeal to release her (Saberi) will be heard and we will be allowed into Tehran to make the appeal and gain her freedom," he told reporters after delivering a talk on "Building A Culture of Peace and Development in a Globalised World", here today.

The event was organised by the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) under the series, "Bridges-Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace".

 

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