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Two American Hikers Jailed In Iran Marry In San Francisco

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | San Francisco

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two Americans detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago will...

Freed From Iran, American Hikers Plan To Marry Each Other In May

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Weddings

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two American hikers accused of spying and imprisoned in Iran are planning to get married in the spring. Cindy Hickey, the mother of Mi...

Lawyer: Iran To Release Jailed American Hikers

AP | SAEED AL-NAHDY and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

MUSCAT, Oman — After more than two years in Iranian custody, two Americans convicted as spies took their first steps toward home Wednesday as th...

Vacationing Judge Stalls Release Of Iran Hikers

AP | NASSER KARIMI and BARBARA SURK | Posted 11.18.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — A bail-for-freedom deal for two Americans jailed as spies in Iran hit a snag Sunday because a judge whose signature is needed on ...

Call to Help the Hikers

Christian Parenti | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
Christian Parenti

If you care about solidarity activism, independent reporting and the ability of progressive journalists to work on the frontlines of world events, I encourage you to speak out for two American hikers who are still being held in a 10' x 14' cell in Iran after two years.

Andrea Stone

Muhammad Ali Asks Iran To Free Imprisoned American Hikers | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The families of two American hikers held in Iran for 662 days brought in a literal heavyweight Tuesday to appeal for their release: boxi...

Andrea Stone

Moms, Friends of U.S. Hikers Held In Iran Start Solidarity Hunger Strike | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The mothers of two American hikers held in Iran for nearly two years said they would start a hunger strike in solidarity with their sons...

Andrea Stone

American Hiker Sarah Shourd Has PTSD: 'I Can't Go Back' To Iran For Trial | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Seven months after she was released from the Iranian prison where her fiancé and close friend remain in solitary confinement, American ...

Iran Postpones Trial For 3 American Hikers

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The start of the trial of three Americans charged with spying on Iran has been postponed because one of them has not been summone...

Sarah Shourd, American Hiker Held In Iran, Arrives In U.S.

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — An American woman who was held in Iran for more than 13 months and accused of espionage said Sunday she and two men detained with her...

An Appeal by an Islamic scholar to Grand Ayatollah Khamene'i of Iran

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Akbar Ahmed

The following is a personal appeal by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Ali Hoseyni Khāmene'i, to show Islamic co...

One Year Unjustly Detained

Cindy Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cindy Hickey

One year ago, on July 31, each of us received an unexpected telephone call from the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. It was to tell us that our children had been detained by Iranian forces on the border with Iraqi Kurdistan.

What Kind of Mother's Day? A Question for Iran's President

Cindy Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cindy Hickey

Our sons and daughter are still detained in Iran. And the simple fact that they were born in the United States seems to be the only thing that counts for the people who will determine their fate.

Iran and the Hostage Card

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

Recent hostage negotiations in Somalia and Iran show that Westerners are still valuable international bargaining chips.

Take a Hike: Misconceptions and Machinations Keep Activists Incarcerated in Iran

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

You've probably heard about the three hikers being held in Iran since last summer. Their case has become a political football, highlighting the inhere...

On Hiking, Biking and Freedom Needlessly Denied

Alex Fattal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Fattal

There are certain crises that always loom as possibilities. To have a brother detained in Iran, with no way to contact him and little information about his legal status or the conditions in which he's held, is not one of them.

Ahmadinejad Proposes Prisoner Swap For US Hikers

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN — Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday proposed a swap of Iranians in U.S. prisons for three American hikers being held in Te...

Shane Bauer Espionage: Iran Accuses Boulder Resident Of Spying

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Shane Bauer, a man with ties to Boulder, has been accused--along with two friends--of espionage by the government of Iran. Bauer, along with friends ...

U.S. Hikers Arrested In Iran Still Not Located: State Dept

AFP | AFP 13 August 2009, 12:26am IST | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US officials do not know the location of the Americans arrested after hiking into Iran from Iraq, state department spokesman Philip Crowley said Wedne...

3 US Hikers In Iranian Custody

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House says Iran has confirmed it has three American hikers in custody. The Americans strayed into Iran while hiking in t...