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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.

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...

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,...

U.S. Hikers Return Home After Being Held In Iran Since 2009

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 11.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Two American hikers held for years in an Iranian prison came home Sunday, declaring that they were detained because of their national...

Iran Hikers Set For Return To U.S. Soil

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

MUSCAT, Oman — Two Americans freed from an Iranian prison told reporters Saturday they were "eager to go home" just before boarding their flight...

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.

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 ...

Iran Says Courts Willing 'In Near Future' To Commute Prison Sentences For 2 Jailed Americans

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 11.17.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's foreign minister said Saturday that the courts are willing in "the near future" to commute the prison sentences for two Am...

Will Iran's Judiciary Clear The Way For Hikers' Bail?

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

MUSCAT, Oman — An international effort to free two Americans jailed in Tehran as spies is "waiting for the next Iranian move" on whether its har...

Mixed Messages On Hikers' Release: Judiciary Says Bail Still Under Review

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and SAEED EL-NAHDY | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The proposed bail-for-freedom deal for two Americans jailed as spies looked increasingly Wednesday like a repeat of last year's r...

Lawyer: Iran Sets Bail For Two Jailed Americans

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 11.13.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president predicted Tuesday that two Americans arrested while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border and sentenced to eight yea...

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.

U.S. Hikers' Families Remain Hopeful For Release

AP | Posted 10.21.2011 | World

MINNEAPOLIS — The families of two Americans imprisoned in Iran say the news that the men have been sentenced to eight-year terms has hit them ha...

Verdict For Jailed U.S. Hikers In Iran Expected In 1 Week

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.30.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage said Sunday the court will announce its verdict within a week...

Lawyer: 2 Americans Held In Iran Could Be Released

AP | Posted 09.29.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage could be released after a court hearing slated for Sunday, their lawyer said...

U.S. Hikers Counting On Iran Court Date To End Ordeal

AP | By STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

MINNEAPOLIS -- The families of two Americans imprisoned in Iran for nearly two years say they're counting on a court hearing Sunday to end their ordea...

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 m...

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.