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  • The New Hostage Crisis: American (Iranian-American) Sentenced 15 years in Iran

    10/23/2009 8:55:01 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 2 replies · 360+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 10/23/05 | Foreign Policy
    Since his arrest last July -- he was accused of helping to plan the post-election uprisings -- Kian's family and friends have made countless appeals for clemency to the Iranian government, written letters to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pleading his innocence, and signed dozens of petitions. All to no avail. I've come now to realize that the regime probably thinks we're obtuse. Indeed, they know better than anyone that Kian is an innocent man. As the expression goes in Persian, "da'va sar-e een neest," i.e. that's not what this fight is about.
  • PICKET: Freed American hikers thank Hugo Chavez, Noam Chomsky, Cindy Sheehan

    09/25/2011 4:47:05 PM PDT · by paltz · 94 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 9/25/11 | Kerry Picket
    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, the now freed American hikers who were held in an Iranian prison after being convicted for espionage, appeared before cameras and reporters in New York on Sunday and gave prepared statements about their detentions in Iran. Bauer, a freelance journalist, along with Sarah Shourd, a teacher and women’s rights activist, and Fattal, an environmentalist, were arrested July 31, 2009 while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan. Shourd was released last year. Bauer's and Fattal's remarks were critical of American foreign policy towards Iran as well as the Iranian government's treatment of it's own people. "The only explanation...
  • American hikers freed in Iran

    09/21/2011 6:52:55 AM PDT · by Justaham · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-21-11
    <p>Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 29, were convicted last month of entering Iran illegally and spying for the United States, and each sentenced to eight years in prison.</p> <p>They have not yet been seen leaving Evin Prison, but their attorney, Masoud Shafiee, went into the facility earlier in the day with paperwork to show that the $500,000 bail had been paid for each of them.</p>
  • Lawyer: Iran sets bail for 2 jailed Americans

    09/13/2011 4:13:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after a similar bail-for-freedom arrangement for the third member of the group, their defense attorney said.
  • Who are the US hikers? (detained in Iran)

    09/14/2010 5:42:49 PM PDT · by decimon · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | September 12, 2010 | Unknown
    > Shane Bauer > Mr Bauer has said he is opposed to "the US hegemonic policies in the Middle East". > Sarah Shourd > In one article she recounted a meal as a guest of Iraqi refugees in Yemen, writing: "Everyday I feel ashamed at what my country has done to their country." > Josh Fattal > He travelled to Damascus in the summer of 2009 for a brief reunion with Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd. >
  • Back from Iran, Elkins Park's Laura Fattal works to get son released

    06/16/2010 7:53:30 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 4 replies · 257+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 6/16/2010 | Michael Matza
    Three weeks after the failed mission to free her son Josh from an Iranian prison, Laura Fattal, of Elkins Park, is relentlessly on message, plotting new strategies and addressing criticisms that he put himself in harm's way. "Iran says the investigation is ongoing," she said in her first detailed interview since her 48 hours in Tehran. "If it is, please conclude it. Let our kids speak with their lawyer and go to trial. They will more than defend themselves." Josh Fattal, 28, and his friends Shane Bauer, 27, and Sarah Shourd, 31, were arrested 10 months ago for entering Iran...
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Three American Hikers Detained in Iran

    04/25/2010 7:00:16 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 30 replies · 555+ views
    White House Website ^ | April 23 | Staff
    The United States remains deeply concerned by the case of three American hikers, Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd, who have been detained in Iran without charge or access to legal representation since July 2009. While we welcome the decision by the Iranian authorities to allow Shane, Sarah and Josh to receive another Swiss consular visit at long last, we were deeply alarmed to learn from the families today of their physical and emotional state of health. We fear their well-being will suffer even more unless their case is resolved without delay. We strongly believe these urgent developments are...
  • Attorney for three detained Americans: I am trying to meet my clients

    01/16/2010 7:04:21 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 593+ views ^ | Jan. 16, 2010
    Massoud Shafiee, attorney to three Americans who entered Iran by mistake five months ago and were subsequently arrested and imprisoned, told International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he is trying to meet with his clients. Though since the families of Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer, and Sarah Shourd have appointed him as their lawyer, he has not been able to meet with his clients, Shafiee told International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran: “After I was appointed as their lawyer, I started following up on the case. I prepared the forms my clients would have to sign in order...
  • Who are the US hikers?

    11/13/2009 7:38:55 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 25 replies · 1,029+ views
    BBC ^ | November 9 | Staff
    SHANE BAUER: The fluent Arabic speaker was based in Damascus, where he lived with Sarah Shourd... ...SARAH SHOURD: "Everyday I feel ashamed at what my country has done to [Iraq]". JOSH FATTAL: An environmentalist and teacher, he was recently employed by a non-profit organisation that researches sustainable lifestyles. He travelled to Damascus in the summer to meet Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd for a hiking holiday. He reportedly posted an entry on his Facebook page on 17 July, saying that he was in the Middle East and planning a trip to Kurdistan.
  • Iran Reportedly Charges 3 Detained American Hikers With Espionage

    11/09/2009 6:53:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 77 replies · 2,628+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 09, 2009 | Fox News
    Three American hikers who have been detained in Iran after crossing into the country from Iraq have been charged with espionage, according to reports by Iran's State News Agency. Shane Bauer, 27, Sarah Shourd, 31, and Josh Fattal, 27, have been detained in Iran since July 31. Their families say they entered the Islamic Republic accidentally while hiking in a scenic area of northern Iraq. The families, who have had no contact with the detainees, released videos in October that showed them dancing and singing before they were captured by Iranian authorities.