TEHRAN (AFP) - US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi has been put on trial before a revolutionary court on charges of spying for Iran's arch-foe the United States, an official said Tuesday. "Yesterday, the first session of the trial was held and she was given an opportunity to speak in the court to present her defence," judiciary spokesman Ali Reza Jamshidi told reporters. He said Saberi, who has been held in the notorious Evin prison in Tehran since January, is accused of "spying for foreigners... for America." Saberi, a 31-year-old with dual Iranian-US nationality, risks the death penalty if convicted by the court, which met in closed session on Monday. Jamshidi said the verdict was expected in one or two weeks. Saberi's parents Reza and Akiko Saberi, who are in Tehran to pursue her case, met their daughter in prison on Tuesday. "We met Roxana today for a few minutes and she is doing well," her father Reza Saberi told AFP. Meanwhile, the United States said that Iran's espionage charges against Saberi were "baseless," after a court put her on trial. "The charges, as they have been reported, we maintain are baseless, without foundation," State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters. "We remain committed to trying to secure her release," he said.