publication date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 (part of Round XLI)

category: Journalism

clue: This Fargoan served a thin sentence for the heavy crime of espionage.

explanation: Saberi was a Fargo-raised journalist who was convicted of espionage by an Iranian court in April 2009. She went on a hunger strike ("thin") to protest her eight-year sentence. After international outcry over the legitimacy of the hearings, she was released in May 2009. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Jesse King, and Melissa Anderson

trivia: Saberi was a childhood friend of player Denise Sawicki.

2009 Year in Review This goo was part of 2009 Year in Review. These ordinary people became overnight celebrities, inspiring the headlines that made 2009 memorable.



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