After being imprisoned in Iran under false pretenses, Roxana Saberi confessed to crimes she did not commit, then had second thoughts -- she decided it was better to be in prison with a clear conscience than to be free with a muddied conscience -- and she recanted her confession. Which infuriated and humiliated her captors. Good for her. She stood up for what's right, and persevered. I think that makes her a model for courage.
Here's NPR, Fresh Air's Terri Gross interview with her:
Roxana Saberi: Caught 'Between Two Worlds'
Whatever you think you know about her, if you haven't heard this interview yet, you'll be impressed and inspired...to stand up for what's right.