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Good Question: What Are Americans Legal Rights Abroad?

The long legal saga of Amanda Knox in Italy, and the American hikers in Iran are a reminder of the challenges Americans have when they get caught up in the foreign legal system.

10/03/2011

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Freed US Hikers Describe Harrowing Ordeal In Iran

Two American hikers being held in an Iranian prison got a big surprise one day after their exercise routine: Instead of being blindfolded and led back to their cell, they suddenly heard the words, “Let’s go home.”

09/26/2011

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Freed Hikers: Iran Held Us Because We’re American

Two American hikers held for years in an Iranian prison came home Sunday, declaring that they were detained because of their nationality, not because they might have crossed the border from Iraq.

09/25/2011

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Saberi’s Father Delighted By Americans’ Release

The father of a North Dakota woman who was imprisoned in Iran for four months says he’s delighted by Wednesday’s release of two Americans held for two years.

09/22/2011

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)

2 American Hikers Jailed In Iran Released; Arrive In Oman

Two Americans jailed in Iran as spies left Tehran on Wednesday and arrived in the Gulf state of Oman.

09/21/2011

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

Lawyer: Iran To Release 2 Jailed Americans Today

Two Americans jailed as spies in Iran will be released on Wednesday, their lawyer said, after the court approved a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal that cleared the way for the release of the men after more than two years in custody.

09/21/2011

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US Religious Envoys Say Hikers’ Release ‘Imminent’

A delegation of U.S. Christian and Muslim leaders returned from Iran Monday disappointed they could not immediately secure the release of two Americans jailed as spies for more than two years, but optimistic their release was imminent.

09/19/2011

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Iran Lawyer For Jailed Americans Files Bail Papers

The defense lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran moved ahead with bail arrangements on Saturday, as international efforts intensified to seal a freedom-for-bail deal for the hikers convicted of spying.

09/17/2011

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‘Next Iranian Move’ Awaited On Jailed Americans

Mediators from Iraq and Oman are asking Iran to release two Americans convicted of spying.

09/16/2011

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

Iraq Joins Talks On Iran Bail For Jailed Americans

Arab countries Oman and Iraq are involved in negotiations for the release of two Americans jailed in Iran for spying.

09/15/2011

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

Iran Judiciary: Bail For 2 Americans Under Study

A bail offer for two Americans convicted of spying is still under review, Iran’s powerful judiciary said Wednesday in a potentially embarrassing rejection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s prediction that their release could be in a matter of days.

09/14/2011

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

Iran’s President: 2 Americans Could Be Freed Soon

Iran’s president predicted Tuesday that two Americans arrested while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border and sentenced to eight years in jail on espionage-related charges could be freed “in a couple of days” after a court set bail of $500,000 each.

09/13/2011

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

Iran Sentences 2 American Men To 8 Years In Jail

The announcement appeared to dash hopes for the imminent release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal after Iran’s foreign minister suggested earlier this month that the trial could clear the way for their freedom.

08/20/2011

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

Iran Envoy Predicts Release For 2 Jailed Hikers

Iran’s ambassador to Iraq said Thursday he expects two Americans who have been charged with espionage and held in Tehran for more than two years will be released “very soon.”

08/04/2011

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

Verdict For 2 Americans In Iran Within A Week

The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage said Sunday the court will announce its verdict within a week, dashing hopes for their immediate release after a final hearing in the case.

07/31/2011

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)

Families Of Hikers Jailed In Iran Hope For Freedom

While an Iranian court considers the fate of two American hikers who have been imprisoned there for two years, the families of the hikers say they are praying for compassion.

07/31/2011

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)

Family Cautiously Optimistic About Hikers Trial

A trial is scheduled for July 31 for two American hikers imprisoned in Iran and one family member is cautiously optimistic about it, after previous trials were canceled.

07/09/2011

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

Iran Sets New Date For Hearing Of American Hikers

Iranian authorities will hold a hearing next month in the case of three American hikers who have been charged with espionage, their lawyer said Tuesday.

06/21/2011

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

Duluth Will Host Rally For Imprisoned Hikers

The families of the two American hikers imprisoned in Iran are planning a rally in Minnesota next month, the home state for one of the men.

06/15/2011

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

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

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.

05/20/2011

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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)

Moms Of US Hikers Held In Iran Start Hunger Strike

The mothers of two U.S. hikers held in Iran for nearly two years said they are starting a hunger strike Thursday in solidarity with their sons, whom they believe are fasting while awaiting trial on espionage charges.

05/18/2011

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

Iran Delays Trial Of US Men Accused Of Spying

The trial for the two American hikers charged with espionage in Iran has been postponed.

05/11/2011

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

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