Roxana Saberi has been accused of spying by Iran,an accusation that she has denied. It seems that little or no evidence of the claims that she was spying have been offered by Iran, at least not publicly.
This court case has caused concerns worldwide and Barack Obama has stepped in and made an appeal on behalf of the reporter.
Roxana Saberi was described has looking thinner when she appeared in court as a result of her hunger strike that has since ended. The reporter was seen to smile.
The appeal is said to have looked more balanced and transparent than the previous court case. The hearing was a lengthy one which was more than Roxana Saberi was afforded before.
The appeal was not available to the public. A panel consisting of three judges heard the case.
The reporter was given time to speak as were her defense team. Her lawyer Abdolsamad Khorramshahi had a number of documents which were given to add weight to the case.
The hearing was due to be heard Tuesday and there has been no reason given for the appeal being held sooner.
The Iranian president has asked that the court give the reporter all the legal rights that she is entitled to.