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Iran Hikers

Iran: Stop Playing Games With My Lawyer's Life

Sarah Shourd | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Sarah Shourd

Mr. Masoud Shafii did everything in his power to defend Josh's, Shane's and my innocence within the parameters of Iranian law. By punishing Mr. Shafii, the Iranian government is sending a message.

Beyond the Nation-State

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
Robert Koehler

The division of the world into 194 random fragments, mostly born of war and exploitation, locked in a state of perpetual mistrust and ever-shifting tensions toward one another, is more problem than solution in the 21st century.

Sarah Shourd Too Sexy For Iranian Hard-Line Website

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

An Iranian hard-line website has posted doctored pictures of Sarah Shourd, who is seen alongside fellow American citizens Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer,...

Iran's Seat Does Not Belong to Clerical Rulers

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

As Ahmadinejad prepares to speak at the UN on Thursday, the media would do better to pay attention to the voices of change in Iran.

How The Iran Hikers Could Have Avoided Their Hellish Holiday

Christian Kallen | Posted 11.21.2011 | Travel
Christian Kallen

Sure, GPS is a nice traveling companion when you're just knocking about, but working with experts can help travelers avoid a trip through hell.

Iran Hikers: U.S. Government Pawns

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Since Iran announced its verdict last week for the pair of American hikers caught in 2009 along the Iran-Iraq border, a human rights issue has once again been transformed into a tool for prejudice.

Help the Hikers

Katrina Markel | Posted 09.27.2011 | San Francisco
Katrina Markel

A deadline is looming for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. The UC Berkeley graduates are scheduled for a final hearing in an Iranian court on Sunday, July 31st, and their friends and families are asking for your help.

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.

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.

Iran Denies Abuse Of Detained U.S. Hikers

Posted 09.01.2011 | World

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran denied in a statement issued by its U.N. mission on Friday that two U.S. citizens detained on spying charges have been mistr...

Unjust Detention: Five Cases and a Solidarity Fast

Tik Root | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Tik Root

Today I am fasting. This simple act is my way of calling attention to those being unjustly detained around the world.

Fasting to Free the Hikers

Mallika Chopra | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Mallika Chopra

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

Andrea Stone

American Hikers Phone Home From Iran To Say They've Been On Hunger Strike

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Two American hikers held in Iran on espionage charges were allowed to phone home Sunday for only the third time since they were arrested...

Andrea Stone

Moms, Friends of U.S. Hikers Held In Iran Start Solidarity Hunger Strike

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

It's Time for Iran to Live Up to Its Commitment to Justice and Compassion

Desmond Tutu | Posted 07.08.2011 | World
Desmond Tutu

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have endured more than 21 months of uncertainty and isolation for no just reason and I urge the Iranian authorities to allow them finally to return home.

Free Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer for Nowruz

Jeremy Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeremy Roth

In 2010, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Nowruz should serve as an opportunity for world nations to strengthen their bonds and make peace with one another. He now has a chance to turn words into action.

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.

A Letter to My Brother, Still Imprisoned in Iran

Alex Fattal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Fattal

For 437 days, Iran has tried to isolate my brother Josh and friend Shane Bauer from the people who love them. In all that time, they have seen their mothers just once, when they allowed to visit them briefly last May.

Sarah Shourd, Freed U.S. Hiker, Pleads With Iran To Release Her Friends

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With her two friends still detained in Iran's Evin Prison, Sarah Shourd insists her first days on American soil in 14 months have been bittersweet. ...

Ahmadinejad Was Freed Hiker's Captor, Not Saviour

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

Iranian President Ahmadinejad has portrayed himself as Shourd's benefactor, but it was his intelligence service that held her for 14 months. He was responsible for her detention without trial.

Iran Hiker's Mom: 'I Wished It Was Me, That I Could Also Have My Son Back' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Samira Nanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Huffington Post's Samira Nanda caught up with Cindy Hickey and Laura Fattal, mothers of the two American hikers still imprisoned in Iran. The wom...

Hikers in Iran

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

It has now been more than a year since Iranian authorities seized three Americans -- Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal -- in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan and falsely accused them of espionage on behalf of the U.S. government.

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.

An Outrageous Injustice and Call to Action

Alex Fattal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Fattal

to tell Iran that enough is enough on the one-year anniversary of the hikers' detention. Flagrantly playing politics with the lives of innocents is unacceptable.