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Iran Hikers

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...

Lawyer: Iranian Trial For U.S. Hikers Posponed

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI and ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 07.11.2011 | World

MINNEAPOLIS — Two Americans who have been held in Iran for nearly two years on espionage charges were denied their day in court Wednesday when I...

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.

Boxing Champ Ali Asks Iran To Free U.S. Hikers

AP | By JANET CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Boxing champ Muhammad Ali is asking Iran to release two American hikers held since 2009 on spy charges. Ali, arguably the most p...

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.

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...

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.

Iran Postpones American Hiker's Release

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Friday postponed the planned release of an American woman jailed along with two friends for more than a year, state media...

Ahmadinejad Intervened in American Hikers Release

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Friday postponed the planned release of an American woman jailed along with two friends for more than a year, state media...

Wikileaks Files: Iran Arrested U.S. Hikers While They Were In Iraq

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Three Americans detained by Iran in July 2009 for alleged illegal entry were on the Iraqi side of the border at the time, according...

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.

American Hiker Jailed For A Year In Iran Meets With Ahmadinejad

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Sarah Shourd, one of three Americans arrested last year while hiking near the Iran-Iraq border, met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ah...

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...

State Department Challenges Ahmadinejad To Release 2 Remaining Jailed American Hikers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The State Department wants Iran's president to bring two Americans still detained in Iran back to United States when he attends the...

Jailed American's Family Asks Iran To Drop Bail

AP | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — A day after Iran offered a detained American woman a chance for release on $500,000 bail, her family countered with a request Mon...

Iran Willing To Release American Hiker Sarah Shourd

AP | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — After a power struggle within Iran's conservative leadership put her freedom in doubt, an American woman arrested more than a yea...

Iran To Release 1 Of 3 Jailed Americans

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Thursday it will free Sarah Shourd, one of three Americans jailed for more than 13 months, as an act of clemency to mar...

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 Later, Iran Hikers' Moms Work Full-Time For Their Release

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PINE CITY, Minn. — Cindy Hickey was sitting in her home office last summer, preparing a receipt for a client of her animal physical therapy busi...

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.