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Freed journalist wants to write book

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Journalist Roxana Saberi, freed earlier this month from an Iranian prison, says she wants to return to North Dakota and write a book.

Saberi, in an interview aired Friday on ABC's Good Morning America, also said her happiness over her own release is tempered with a "heavy conscience" because other women are still in prison in Iran.

The 32-year-old Saberi, who grew up in Fargo, told ABC's Diane Sawyer that "for now, I want to go back home in North Dakota and be with my family and friends, and I want to write a book."

Family and friends said Saberi, who had lived in Iran for six years, had been working on a book about the culture before her Jan. 31 arrest on charges of spying for the United States. The U.S. denied the charges.

Saberi was released in Iran on May 11.

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