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US Hikers Freed By Iran, Due in Oman

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 3:01 pm (UTC-5)
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Two American hikers who had been jailed in Iran since 2009 are now free and heading to Oman. Iranian state media say Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal boarded a plane bound for the Omani capital, Muscat, on Wednesday. It is the first leg of their journey back to the United States. Earlier Wednesday, the two […]

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Freed American Hikers Leave Iran

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 11:41 am (UTC-5)
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Two American hikers held by Iran for more than two years on spy charges were released Wednesday from an Iranian prison and left Tehran. Iranian state media say Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal boarded a plane provided by the Omani government. They are reportedly headed to Oman on the first leg of a journey back […]

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Iran Frees US Hikers

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Two American hikers who have been jailed by Iran on spying charges since 2009 were released from prison Wednesday afternoon. A judge approved an order for their release Wednesday after the posting of $1 million bail. The move follows days of delays as the two men waited for a second judge to return from leave […]

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Jailed US Hikers in Iran Released to Swiss Envoy

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 10:11 am (UTC-5)
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Two American hikers who have been jailed by Iran on spying charges since 2009 were released from prison Wednesday afternoon. A judge approved an order for their release Wednesday after the posting of $1 million bail. The move follows days of delays as the two men waited for a second judge to return from leave […]

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A Timeline of the US Hikers Detained by Iran

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 8:06 am (UTC-5)
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July 31, 2009 – Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd are hiking in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. They are arrested by Iranian authorities, who accuse them of crossing the border into Iran, and are sent to the notorious Evin prison in Tehran. Iranian television describes the three as “spies.” November 5, 2009 […]

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Iran Set to Free Jailed US Hikers

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 8:01 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has released two American hikers who were detained in 2009 on charges of spying. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal walked out of an Iranian prison on Wednesday after a judge approved an order for their release. A car from the Swiss Embassy waited for them in the prison grounds. They were released after posting […]

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Iran Set to Free Jailed US Hikers

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 5:31 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for two American hikers jailed in Iran says a judge has approved an order for their release. Masoud Shafiei said Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal would be turned over Wednesday to the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents U.S. interests in Iran. The move follows days of delays as the two men waited […]

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Ahmadinejad: Hikers To Be Freed Soon

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is insisting that two U.S. hikers jailed in the country will be freed “soon,” in spite of a delay in his country’s judiciary. The U.S. based ABC television quotes Mr. Ahmadinejad as saying he had earlier promised that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal would be freed “within the next few days” […]

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US Hikers Jailed in Iran Await Judge’s Return

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for two American hikers jailed in Iran says he is still waiting for the return of a second judge needed to sign their release order. Masoud Shafiei said he went to the court Tuesday seeking to complete the paperwork on a $1 million bail deal for Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, but the […]

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Iran Considers Release of US Hikers

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran says he needs the signature of one more judge on bail papers before his clients can be released. Masoud Shafiei said Saturday he hopes Iran’s judiciary will clear the way for the payment of $1 million bail in exchange for the release of the two men. Meanwhile, […]

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