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Tag: Iran hikers

September 26, 2011 | 9:40 am

Video: Iran Hikers’ Press Conference

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Here are two-and-a-half minutes from the press conference in New York City Sunday by Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, the two UC Berkeley graduates who were freed last week by Iran after more than two years in prison there. Transcript below. In prison we lived in a world of lies and false hope,” said Fattal. […]

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September 22, 2011 | 7:24 am

Video: Iran Hikers Sprint Off Plane and Into Arms of Family

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This is really a pretty exhilarating video clip from KTVU (the commercial at the beginning notwithstanding). Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, freed by Iran after two years of captivity, looking almost like the Beatles landing in America, come sprinting off the plane in Oman and right into the arms of family and friends. Bauer runs […]

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September 21, 2011 | 11:20 am

American Hikers Released by Iran

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Update 11:12 a.m. Statement from the families of Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd below. Earlier post Iranian and U.S. officials said that hikers who have been detained in Iran since 2009 were released early this morning. Associated Press reporters saw a convoy of vehicles with Swiss and Omani diplomats leaving Evin prison Wednesday […]

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September 21, 2011 | 7:23 am

How the Iranians are Reporting the Hikers’ Release…

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So Iran’s state television network has an English-language web site and their reporting on the hikers’ story is a little different than American coverage. Starting with the headline: Iran releases American spies on bail.

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Iranian Courts Deny ‘Imminent Release’ of American Hikers

September 14, 2011 | 10:56 am

Iranian Courts Deny ‘Imminent Release’ of American Hikers

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Iranian courts are saying not so fast about the release of two Americans held since 2009.  This comes after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared on U.S. television yesterday saying the men could be sent home in as few as “two days” if they make bail.  The L.A. Times reports: A bail offer for two Americans convicted of spying is still […]

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Video: Ahmadinejad Statement on Hikers; Families React

September 13, 2011 | 1:19 pm

Video: Ahmadinejad Statement on Hikers; Families React

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This morning there was a flurry of reports that the two American hikers held in Iran since 2009 could be freed – if they pay a combined one million dollar bail.  The source was a 45 minute one-on-one interview that NBC’s Ann Curry conducted with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. You can watch some of it […]

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Hikers Imprisoned in Iran Will Appeal, Lawyer Says

August 22, 2011 | 2:54 pm

Hikers Imprisoned in Iran Will Appeal, Lawyer Says

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Two Bay Area men were sentenced to eight years in prison on Sunday for their alleged espionage against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd said they were hiking in Iraq’s northern border, near Iran in July, 2009 when they were arrested by Iranian authorities. Shourd was released last September […]

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August 20, 2011 | 7:11 am

Iran: 2 American Hikers Sentenced to 8 Years in Jail

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The Associated Press is reporting that two former UC Berkeley students detained in Iran have been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of illegal entry and espionage. TEHRAN, Iran (AP): Iran’s state TV is reporting that two American men already held for two years in Tehran have been sentenced to 8 years in […]

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Trial Delayed for American Hikers Detained in Iran

May 11, 2011 | 10:37 am

Trial Delayed for American Hikers Detained in Iran

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Two of the three former UC Berkeley students being held in Iran under accusations of espionage, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, were due in court Wednesday, but the trial has again been delayed by Iranian authorities. The men’s attorney says no explanation was given for the postponement. At this time, it appears that the trial […]

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Photos, Video: Street Performance About UC Grads Imprisoned by Iran

May 2, 2011 | 4:43 pm

Photos, Video: Street Performance About UC Grads Imprisoned by Iran

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The trial of three hikers arrested by Iran for illegally entering the country and spying is set to resume on May 11. UC Berkeley graduates Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have been imprisoned by Iran for nearly two years after being picked up while hiking in Iraq Kurdistan. Their companion, Sarah Shourd, was released on […]

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