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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.

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...

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'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.

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...

Do Not Forget Shane and Josh

Bob Walsh | Posted 07.25.2011 | World
Bob Walsh

While most of the world watches the incredible developments of the Arab Spring, two of the biggest supporters of democracy for ordinary Arabs sit, almost forgotten, in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, Iran.

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.

Andrea Stone

Muhammad Ali Asks Iran To Free Imprisoned American Hikers | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The families of two American hikers held in Iran for 662 days brought in a literal heavyweight Tuesday to appeal for their release: boxi...

Andrea Stone

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

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...

Andrea Stone

American Hiker Sarah Shourd Has PTSD: 'I Can't Go Back' To Iran For Trial | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Seven months after she was released from the Iranian prison where her fiancé and close friend remain in solitary confinement, American ...

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 Begins Trial Of American Hikers

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Two Americans accused of spying appeared in a closed-door Iranian court session Sunday to begin trial after an 18-month detention...

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...

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...

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...

Moms Of Jailed U.S. Hikers Appeal To Ayatollah

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINNEAPOLIS — The mothers of three Americans held in Iran marked 11 months of their captivity Wednesday with a letter to the country's supreme l...

Moms Of U.S. Hikers Jailed In Iran 'Shocked' By New Report On Arrest

AP | DOUG GLASS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINNEAPOLIS — The mothers of three American hikers held in Iran on suspicion of espionage said Thursday they hope a report that their children w...

Iranian Ambassador: No Deal On Captured U.S. Hikers

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The Iranian ambassador in Baghdad said the recent release of two Iranians from Iraqi custody is not an indication of any impending dea...

Iran Spy Chief Floats Prisoner Exchange For U.S. Hikers, Demands 'Human Rights Gesture'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's intelligence minister on Sunday signaled that Tehran might be open to a prisoner swap with the U.S. for three Americans ja...

Moms Of Jailed Americans Return From Iran -- Without Their Kids

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — The mothers of three Americans jailed in Iran returned to the United States on Saturday, pained to leave their children behind yet he...

Lawyer Hopeful Americans Jailed For Spying In Iran Won't Be Hurt By Push For Sanctions

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The mothers of three jailed Americans brought appeals for their freedom to Iran Wednesday on a mission that could be complicated ...