publication date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 (part of Round XLI)
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, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Jesse King, Walter Chesser, and Melissa Anderson
trivia: Saberi was a childhood friend of player Denise Sawicki.
|This goo was part of 2009 Year in Review. These ordinary people became overnight celebrities, inspiring the headlines that made 2009 memorable.|