Journalist Roxana Saberi in Iran Spy Trial
Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi has gone on trial in Iran accused of spying for the US.
"The first trial meeting on Roxana Saberi was held yesterday [Monday]," judiciary spokesman Ali Jamshidi told a news conference in Tehran.
"I think the verdict will be announced soon, perhaps in the next two or three weeks," the official added.
Ms Saberi, 31, is being held in Evin prison near Tehran.
Roxana Saberi has been held in Tehran since late January, when she was arrested for buying wine. She then faced more serious charges of working as a journalist without a press card, and was last week accused of spying for the US.
If convicted, she may face the death penalty.
The journalist has worked for a variety of news organisations including the BBC, NPR and Fox News.
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