Hikers

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran: Ruling On Detained Americans By Late August

Iran expects to make a final decision in the case of three Americans charged with espionage by late August, Iran’s official news agency said Tuesday. Two of the three have been in Iranian custody since 2009.

06/14/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Hikers Jailed In Iran Make Rare Call To Family

Two American hikers held captive in Iran have called home for only the third time since their arrest nearly two years ago.

05/23/2011

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Klobuchar To Visit Mother Of Detained US Hiker

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar plans to visit the Minnesota mother of one of the two American hikers held in Iran for nearly two years.

05/19/2011

A picture obtained from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows detained US hikers (L-R) Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal waiting to meet their mothers for the first time since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. The mothers of three US hikers detained for 10 months in Iran called for their release as a "humanitarian gesture" after an emotional reunion with their children, an AFP correspondent said. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Families Await News On Trial Of US Hikers In Iran

The mother of one of two American hikers held in Iran for nearly two years said Monday she’ll be up before dawn on Wednesday waiting for any news as her son and his friend go on trial on allegations of spying for the U.S.

05/09/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Hikers Held In Iran Face Trial Wednesday

Two American men held in Iran for nearly 2 years will go on trial in the Tehran Revolutionary Court this week on charges of espionage.

05/09/2011

Cindy Hickey (L), Shane Bauer's mother, and Laura Fattal, Josh Fattal's mother, hold pictures of their sons as they listen to Sarah Shourd, the American hiker released from detention in Iran after 410 days, during a press conference in New York on September 19, 2010. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were detained with Sarah Shourd but have not yet been released.(credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran FM Hopes Judges Will Expedite Hikers Case

Iran’s top diplomat says he hopes his country’s judiciary will expedite the case of two Americans charged with spying.

02/28/2011

A picture obtained from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows detained US hikers (L-R) Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal waiting to meet their mothers for the first time since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. The mothers of three US hikers detained for 10 months in Iran called for their release as a "humanitarian gesture" after an emotional reunion with their children, an AFP correspondent said. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Families Of US Hikers Hope Case Nearing Resolution

The families of two Americans charged with spying in Iran said Monday they’re glad that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were able to proclaim their innocence in a court in Tehran and that they hope the case is nearing an end.

02/07/2011

A picture obtained from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows detained US hikers (L-R) Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal waiting to meet their mothers for the first time since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. The mothers of three US hikers detained for 10 months in Iran called for their release as a "humanitarian gesture" after an emotional reunion with their children, an AFP correspondent said. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Opens Trial Of 3 Americans On Spy Charges

An Iranian court held closed-door proceedings Sunday in the espionage trial of three Americans — two in custody and one freed on bail — whose 18-month detention has been the subject of impassioned family appeals and backdoor outreach by Washington through an Arab ally in the Gulf.

02/06/2011

Sarah Shourd’s Bail Could Be Seized

Tehran’s prosecutor says Iran will seize the $500,000 bail posted by an American woman freed from prison last month if she does not return for the start of her trial on November 6. Sarah Shourd […]

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Sarah Shourd Talks About Her Time in Iran Prison

(AP) Her 410 days of solitary confinement in an Iran prison were mostly cramped quarters and endless monotony, but Sarah Shourd chooses to savor the few moments of joy: a proposal from her boyfriend and […]

09/24/2010

Clinton: Committed To Securing Hikers' Release

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today repeated her commitment to securing the release of two Americans being held in Iran, including Minnesota native Shane Bauer.

09/17/2010

Shourd's Release Ramps Up Pressure on Iran

Freed American will see doctor today in Oman

09/15/2010

Iran Postpones Release Of Woman Hiker

An Iranian news agency says Tehran has canceled the planned release of a jailed American woman because the necessary legal procedures have not been completed.

09/10/2010

Iran Says It Will Release Jailed Female Hiker

Iran’s envoy to the United Nations has confirmed that a female American held for more than a year will be released.

09/09/2010

Witnesses: Hikers Were Arrested In Iraq

The mothers of three American hikers held in Iran for nearly a year say they’re shocked by a report that their children were in Iraq when they were arrested.

06/24/2010

Hikers' Moms Criticize Iran

The women, including Cindy Hickey of Pine City, are demanding an immediate trial or release of their children from an Iranian prison.

06/17/2010

Jailed Hikers May Face Trial Soon

Iran’s top human rights official says three Americans detained on suspicion of spying will likely go on trial soon.

06/11/2010

No Prisoner Swap For Hikers

A foreign ministry spokesman says Tehran has no plans to swap three Americans jailed in Iran on spying charges for Iranians held in the Unites States.

06/08/2010

How is Our Relationship with Iran? – 6/5/10

With the three detained American hikers still held prisoner in Iran, U of M anthropology professor Bill Beeman joins the program to discuss the country’s relationship with the Middle Eastern state.

06/06/2010

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