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Iran Sentences 2 US Hikers to 8 Years in Prison

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran has sentenced two Americans — arrested more than two years ago while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border — to eight years in prison for illegal entry and spying. Iranian TV on Saturday quoted judicial sources as saying that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal each were given five-year prison sentences for spying and three additional […]

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Iranian TV: 2 Americans Sentenced to 8 Years for Spying

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian state television says two Americans detained in the country since 2009 have been sentenced to eight years in prison for spying and illegal entry. Iranian TV’s report Saturday quoted judicial sources as saying that Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal each were given five-year prison sentences for spying and three additional years for illegal […]

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Iranian TV: 2 Americans Sentenced to 8 Years for Spying

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian state television says two Americans detained in the country since 2009 have been sentenced to eight years in prison for spying and illegal entry. The state television website said Saturday Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal each received a five year sentence for the spying conviction and a three year sentence for illegal entry. […]

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Expresses Hope for Jailed US Hikers

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has expressed hope that two Americans imprisoned in Tehran on spying charges will be freed soon. He says judicial authorities are pursuing Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer’s case “based on a just approach.” He says that approach will “hopefully proceed leading to the freedom” of the two men. Salehi […]

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Iranian Envoy Says US Hikers May Be Freed Soon

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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An Iranian ambassador says the U.S. hikers who have been detained in the country for two years on spying charges may be released “very soon.” In an interview with the Associated Press Thursday, Hassan Dannaie Fir, Iran’s envoy to Iraq, says the “general atmosphere” is that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will be freed from […]

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Iran Will Announce US Hikers Verdict By Next Week: Lawyer

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for the American hikers jailed in Iran on spying charges says the court will announce its verdict by next week. Attorney Masoud Shafiei made the announcement after Iran held its final court hearing on the case Sunday, exactly two years since Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd were arrested on charges that […]

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Lawyer Says Iran May Free US Hikers Soon

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran on spying charges says a Sunday hearing in their case could be an indication that they will be freed soon. Attorney Masoud Shafiei says the fact that the hearing coincides with the second anniversary of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal’s arrest could indicate that Tehran intends to […]

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Family, Activists Urge Iran to Free US Hikers

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Family members and rights activists made fresh appeals for Iran to free two U.S. hikers on Friday, two days before Tehran holds what it calls the “final” hearing in their case. Iran has held Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer on charges of spying for two years. Iranian authorities allege the two men and a third […]

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Iran Sets Hearing Date for American Hikers

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Iranian lawyer for the three Americans hikers accused of spying says Iran has set their next court hearing on July 31. Masoud Shafii told VOA he received an official notification of the court date on Monday. The hearing falls on the second anniversary of the hikers’ arrest. Iranian authorities arrested Sarah Shourd, Josh Fattal […]

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Iran to Resume US Hikers’ Trial During Summer

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s chief prosecutor says the trial for three Americans accused of spying will resume during the court’s summer session, which runs from late June to late August, and that he hopes a final decision will be made then as to their future. Iranian state-run media quote Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi as making the comments during a […]

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