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Freed Hiker Called Back to Iran to Stand Trial

Sarah Shourd may choose not to return

(Newser) - Sarah Shourd, the American hiker freed from Iranian prison in September, has been called to return to the country and stand trial on Feb. 6, Reuters reports. Should Shourd decide not to show up, the trial of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who have been jailed since being detained on...

New Trials Set for US Hikers in Iran

Courtroom showdown set for February 6

(Newser) - The two young American hikers charged with entering Iran illegally will go on trial in February, officials have announced. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 28, were supposed to go on trial early this month with companion Sarah Shourd, but authorities decided instead to free Shourd because of health concerns....

Released Hiker: We Were Led Into Iran

Sarah Shourd says WikiLeaks has story wrong; Iran aims to postpone trial

(Newser) - The three American hikers detained by Iran weren’t captured in Iraq, says Sarah Shourd: They were beckoned over the border by an armed soldier, she tells the New York Times in an effort to set the WikiLeaks version of the story straight. “We did not actually enter Iran...

Iran Captured Hikers in Iraq
 Iran Captured Hikers in Iraq 
wikileaks files

Iran Captured Hikers in Iraq

WikiLeaks releases field report from chaotic day of their arrest

(Newser) - Among the many revelations of WikiLeaks' latest file dump: Three American hikers accused of illegally crossing into Iran were actually seized on the Iraqi side of the border. According to the New York Times , WikiLeaks released a classified July 31 field report describing the "chaotic day." It states...

Iran: 2 Hikers Will Face Trial

Clinton confirms Nov.6 trial date, still hopes for release

(Newser) - After more than a year in an Iranian prison, American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal are headed to trial, says Iran's intelligence minister. "The two Americans will be tried," Heidar Moslehi said. "We will hand any evidence we have to the judiciary." Hillary Clinton confirmed...

Oman to Seek Hikers' Release
 Oman to Seek Hikers' Release 

Oman to Seek Hikers' Release

Iran paper: Diplomats may return home with Bauer, Fattal

(Newser) - Oman is sending a delegation to Iran today with the goal of securing the release of the remaining two US hikers still imprisoned. Citing a hardline Iranian newspaper report, the AP says hopes are high that the Omanis might return home with Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal—especially given their...

Freed Hiker Recounts Prison Marriage Proposal

Sarah Shourd says 'life will not resume' until friends are free

(Newser) - Sarah Shourd, the American hiker released by Iran, says that life "will not resume" until her fellow detainees are released. Shourd talked at length about her captivity in an AP interview : the monotony of solitary confinement, a brief hunger strike, the good cop/bad cop interrogations, and the brief interludes...

Sarah Shourd Arrives Home
 Sarah Shourd 
 Arrives Home 


Sarah Shourd Arrives Home

Hiker heads to NYC for presser later today

(Newser) - Some thirteen months after she and two fellow hikers took a wrong turn and landed in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison as pawns in a game of political chess, Sarah Shourd is on US soil again. Shourd, along with mother Nora Shourd, touched down in DC this morning, reports the AP,...

Iran Will Free Detained American Female
Iran Will Free Detained
Female American Hiker

Iran Will Free Detained Female American Hiker

Her two male companions will remain in custody

(Newser) - Iran has made clear which of the three American hikers it will release this weekend: It's the lone female, Sarah Shourd. The 31-year-old is expected to be freed Saturday to mark the end of Ramadan, reports CNN . Left behind will be her fiance, Shane Bauer, and Josh Fattal, both 27....

Iran to Release 1 Jailed Hiker
 Iran to Release 1 Jailed Hiker 

Iran to Release 1 Jailed Hiker

Trio has been imprisoned for more than a year

(Newser) - One of the three Americans jailed for more than a year will be released Saturday to mark the end of Islamic holy month of Ramadan, says Iran's Culture Ministry. Reporters were told by text message today to come to the same hotel where the Americans' parents were allowed to meet...

Mom: Captive Hiker Has Precancerous Condition
Mom: Captive Hiker Has Precancerous Condition

Mom: Captive Hiker Has Precancerous Condition

Parents sit down for emotional talk with another ex-captive

(Newser) - Cindy Hickey and Noura Shourd are stuck in a painful waiting game. They don’t know why Iran is still holding their kids, Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, and they’re getting no help from the US State Department, they tell Newsweek journalist, and former Iranian captive, Maziar Bahiri in...

Moms: 2 Hikers Held in Iran Engaged

Shane Bauer proposed with a ring made from his shirt

(Newser) - Wedding bells will ring for two of the three American hikers held in Iran, report the couple's moms—just as soon as Iran sets them free. Shane Bauer fashioned a ring from pieces of his shirt and proposed to Sarah Shourd in the Iranian prison where they've been held since...

Moms Finally Visit Hikers Jailed in Iran

Trio allowed to see family for first time since arrest

(Newser) - Three American hikers held by Iran since July had an emotional reunion with their mothers in Tehran today. In footage aired on Iranian state TV, Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, and Josh Fattal embraced their mothers, who were clad in headscarves and long black robes, the AP reports. Iran had only...

Mothers of 3 Imprisoned Hikers Head to Iran

Naturally, they're hoping to be able to bring them home

(Newser) - The mothers of three American hikers imprisoned in Iran for 10 months are desperately hoping they won't have to return from Tehran without their children. The women have been granted visas and are departing for the United Arab Emirates from New York this morning to visit their children, who have...

Iran OKs Visit by Moms of Detained US Hikers

But Tehran has made promises in the past

(Newser) - Iran will allow the mothers of the three American hikers who have been in custody for nearly a year to visit their children. Tehran has ordered its UN mission to issue visas for the three moms, the AP reports, but no date has been has been set. Iran has told...

US Hikers Held in Iran Took Big Risks

Crossing the border accidentally is hard, but possible

(Newser) - How hard is it to accidentally cross the border from Kurdish Iraq into Iran, as Sarah Shourd, Josh Fattal, and Shane Bauer did last year? Outside magazine dispatched Joshua Hammer to retrace their steps and find out. His conclusion? The three demonstrated a “shocking lack of preparation,” but...

Iran Accuses US Hikers of CIA Links

Slam signals likely charges against young trio

(Newser) - Iran has accused three arrested American hikers of having links to US intelligence. The accusations likely signal that officials are preparing to formally charge the trio who have been held since last summer, reports the Telegraph . Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, both 27, and Sarah Shourd, 31, were trekking in...

US Hikers Held in Iran Call Home: 'We're Strong'

They call parents for first time since bust on spy charges

(Newser) - The trio of American hikers Iran arrested last summer have been allowed to call home for the first time. "She told me, 'I'm OK, I'm coping,'" the mother of Sarah Shourd told the San Francisco Chronicle . Shourd said she was being kept in solitary confinement in a Tehran...

Freed Belgians 'Deeply Concerned' About Hikers

Americans in solitary in Iran for 6 months under extreme pressure

(Newser) - Two Belgians who’ve just been freed from Iranian prison say they’re “deeply concerned” about the “well-being” of three American hikers being held there, who will have logged 6 months next week without any contact with their families or lawyers. “Iran, please free the hikers,”...

Ahmadinejad Backtracks on Vow to Help Free Hikers
Ahmadinejad Backtracks
on Vow to Help Free Hikers

Ahmadinejad Backtracks on Vow to Help Free Hikers

Iranian prez tells Diane Sawyer, 'I am not the judge to judge about it'

(Newser) - The three American hikers being held in Iran probably shouldn’t count on that helping hand Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised them. In an interview airing tonight on ABC , Diane Sawyer asked Ahmadinejad if he was still going to do his best to free the hikers, as he promised. “Yes,”...

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