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Josh Fattal

Dear Imprisoned Journalists, "We Are With You" on World Press Freedom Day

Farah Mawani | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Farah Mawani

May 3 was World Press Freedom Day. I think of journalists, writers... all those wrongfully imprisoned around the world. I think of their trauma, and their loved ones' trauma. And I think of their courage.

Former Iran Hostage Urges Congress to Support Nuclear Talks With Iran

Maiya Zwerling | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Maiya Zwerling

I had the opportunity ask former Iran hostage Josh Fattal a few questions about his imprisonment, his release, and how it has contributed to the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks. As we near the July 20 deadline for a final deal, let us hope that Josh's vision for a more secure and peaceful Middle East is realized.

After Being Held For Years In An Iranian Prison, These Americans Are Sounding Off On Guantanamo

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Years after being released from prison in Iran, three American hikers sounded off Wednesday on why the U.S. was partially to blame for the ordeal they...

Well On My Way: Transforming a Hike to Captivity Into a Walk to Freedom

Farah Mawani | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Farah Mawani

"I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after ...

Andrea Stone

American Hiker Imprisoned In Iran Finds California Cells Worse | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

An American freelance journalist who spent more than two years in an Iranian prison said he can relate to inmates in U.S. prisons who face indefinite ...

Credit Crisis

Alex Fattal | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Alex Fattal

The nightmare of my brother Josh's 781 days of arbitrary detention in Iran finally ended on September 21, 2011. There are many who received far less public credit than they should have. Atop that list are President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton.

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...

Gilad Shalit, Iran Hiker Josh Fattal And Freedom Of Religion

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 01.06.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

I was thinking about the reaction to Josh Fattal's safe return home to the U.S. as I read a report about an Israeli Knesset member's outrage that Gilad Shalit traveled to a beach on his first Shabbat of freedom.

Sean Penn, Hero? Worked To Free American Prisoners In Iran

Posted 11.26.2011 | Entertainment

Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, American hikers imprisoned in Iran under suspicion of espionage, were freed last week after over two years as hostages. I...

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...

Freed Americans Spend First Day In Freedom With Families

AP | By SAEED AL-NAHDY | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

MUSCAT, Oman -- Two Americans released from an Iranian prison spent their first full day of freedom Thursday in seclusion, enjoying a joyous reunion w...

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 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...

Americans Held In Iran Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 10.20.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Two American men arrested more than two years ago while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border have been sentenced to eight years in p...

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...