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Former Fargoan Saberi had role in "Homeland"

Former Fargoan Roxana Saberi (third from left) plays a journalist in the most recent episodeof "Homeland." Special to The Forum

FARGO — Fargo-Moorhead fans of "Homeland" saw a familiar face on Sunday night's episode.

Roxana Saberi had a small role as a reporter questioning Sekou Bah (J. Mallory McCree), a young black Muslim-American, arrested for suspicion of terrorism.

"Making a brief appearance tonight @SHO_Homeland w/ my fellow journalist actors!" she tweeted Sunday evening.

A Fargo North High and Concordia College graduate and former Miss North Dakota, Saberi was a reporter for KVLY from 2000 until 2002.

Of Iranian and Japanese descent, Saberi moved to Iran to work as a journalist in 2003. In January, 2009, she was arrested, eventually charged with espionage and sentenced to eight years in prison.

After three months in custody, the ruling was overturned and she was released. She returned to the United States and recounted the ordeal in her 2010 book, "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran."

Saberi is now a freelance correspondent for CBS Newspath.

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