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US Hikers Need Judge’s Signature for Release

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 7:45 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. Iranian […]

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Clinton: US Believes Iran Will Free Hikers

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States remains hopeful that Iran will, as a humanitarian gesture, release the two American hikers jailed in a Tehran prison. Secretary Clinton Thursday said the U.S. is not unduly concerned because Washington has received word through a number of public and private sources that the hikers […]

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Iraq Intervenes to Help Free US Hikers From Iran

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has stepped in to help secure the release of two American hikers jailed in Iran. At a meeting of U.S. and Iraqi officials in Baghdad on Thursday, Iraq’s foreign minister said his government is making intensive efforts to help free Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. The two Americans were arrested on […]

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Iran Says No Decision on Releasing US Hikers

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s judiciary says no decision has been made about releasing two American hikers convicted of spying in Iran, after reports that the men could be freed soon. In a statement Wednesday, the judiciary said a court is still considering a request from lawyers representing Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal to free the pair on bail. […]

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Clinton: Iran’s Possible Release of US Hikers ‘Encouraging’

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is encouraged by comments from Iran’s president announcing that two American hikers convicted of spying in Iran will soon be freed. In an interview broadcast Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a correspondent for the American television network NBC that he thinks Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal […]

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A Timeline of the US Hikers Detained by Iran

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 10:22 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 while on vacation. 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.” […]

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US Checking Report Iran Will Free Hikers

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is trying to confirm the promised release of two American hikers convicted in Iran on charges of spying. In an interview broadcast Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a correspondent for the U.S. television network NBC that he thinks Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will be freed on humanitarian grounds within “a […]

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Iran Says 2 US Hikers to Be Freed in Days

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he thinks that two American men convicted of spying on his country will be released “in a couple of days.” Mr. Ahmadinejad told a U.S. television interviewer that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will be freed on humanitarian grounds. He made the comment during an interview conducted in Iran by […]

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Report: Two US Hikers to Be Freed from Iran

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based NBC News says it has learned from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that two American men convicted of spying on his country will soon be released. NBC reports that Mr. Ahmadinejad said Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will be freed on humanitarian grounds “in two days.” He made the comment during an interview conducted in […]

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US ‘Deeply Disappointed’ With Hikers’ Sentence

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is “deeply disappointed” that Iran has sentenced two American hikers to eight years in prison on charges of illegal entry and spying. Clinton issued her statement Sunday, saying it is time for the two Americans, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, to be returned home. She said she […]

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