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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...

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...

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...

Ruling On Detained Americans In Iran By Late August

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran expects to make a final decision in the case of three Americans charged with espionage by late August, Iran's official news ...

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...

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...

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.

What Kind of Mother's Day? A Question for Iran's President

Cindy Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cindy Hickey

Our sons and daughter are still detained in Iran. And the simple fact that they were born in the United States seems to be the only thing that counts for the people who will determine their fate.

The Nation: Seized US Hikers May Have Been in Iraq, Not Iran, When Arrested

The Nation | Babak Sarfaraz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Since their arrest last July by Iranian forces near the Iraq border, three Americans--Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd--have been at the cent...

Take a Hike: Misconceptions and Machinations Keep Activists Incarcerated in Iran

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

You've probably heard about the three hikers being held in Iran since last summer. Their case has become a political football, highlighting the inhere...

On Hiking, Biking and Freedom Needlessly Denied

Alex Fattal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Fattal

There are certain crises that always loom as possibilities. To have a brother detained in Iran, with no way to contact him and little information about his legal status or the conditions in which he's held, is not one of them.

Ahmadinejad Proposes Prisoner Swap For US Hikers

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN — Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday proposed a swap of Iranians in U.S. prisons for three American hikers being held in Te...

Hillary Clinton Has Emotional Meeting With Families Of Hikers Detained In Iran

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had an emotional meeting on Thursday with the families of three American hikers detained ...

3 US Hikers In Iranian Custody

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House says Iran has confirmed it has three American hikers in custody. The Americans strayed into Iran while hiking in t...