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Two Years Too Long

Alex Fattal | Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact
Alex Fattal

This Sunday, my brother Josh and his friend Shane Bauer are due to have their final hearing in an Iranian court, where they are falsely accused of espionage. It will be exactly two years since their capture on the unmarked border with Iraqi Kurdistan.

Hunger Strike for Josh and Shane's Freedom Rolls On

Alex Fattal | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Alex Fattal

In the last moments of my mom's hunger strike, she began writhing in pain. Today, our family marks 664 days of a form of torture no less visceral: the involuntary absence of my younger brother Josh.

Fasting to Free the Hikers

Gotham Chopra | Posted 07.24.2011 | Impact
Gotham Chopra

Today, at this very moment hundreds of thousands -- probably millions -- of human beings are being wrongfully imprisoned around the world.

Get Serious About Freeing American Captives in Iran

Patrick Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Disney

If the US is serious about securing the release of its citizens detained in Iran, it must get over its aversion to dealing with Iran's hardliners and set up a permanent means of official dialogue.

Giving Thanks for the People Helping Me in Our Campaign to Free the Hikers

Alex Fattal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Fattal

Thanksgiving feels empty with my brother Josh still sitting in Evin Prison in Iran for no good reason. Rather than wallow in his absence I want to reflect on some of the amazing people I'm thankful for.

236 Days - Free the Hikers in Iran

Mallika Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mallika Chopra

It has been 236 days since Shane, Sarah and Josh have been in captivity. The three of them were traveling in the peaceful region of Iraqi Kurdistan and mistakenly crossed an unmarked border into Iran while hiking in the mountains.