For Camelia Entekhabifard, the experience of Roxana is deja vu all over again. Moments ago on MSNBC, correspondent Richard Engel brought his Iranian colleague to discuss the context of Roxana Saberi's imprisonment.
Camilia told of being held prisoner and subjected to harsh treatment so that she would confess to whatever those holding her wanted to hear. She spoke about demands to collaborate with the Iranian officials to spy on her fellow journalists.
She met Ahmedinejad and told him of the treatment she was subjected to and he denied it, although it was later confirmed to him by an aide.
Camilia said she is optimistic for Roxana's release, although MSNBC reported that Ahmedinejad has said he will not intervene.
Separately WABC Radio reported this morning that Ahmedinejad has said he hopes Saberi will be released.
Small signs of progress in a complex situation.
crossposted at firedoglake's Oxdown Gazette