Shane Bauer

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

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

2 Hikers Face Iranian Court Date On Spy Charges

The families of two Americans imprisoned in Iran for nearly two years say they’re counting on a court hearing Sunday to end their ordeal at last.

07/28/2011

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

Former Cat Stevens Asks Iran To Free US Hikers

Yusuf Islam, the British musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, is calling for the release of two American hikers charged with spying in Iran.

04/27/2011

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)

Wife: Ali Willing To Visit Iran To Free Hikers

In addition to sending a letter to Iran’s supreme leader seeking the release of two American hikers, Muhammad Ali’s wife says the boxing champ is also willing to go there to help make it happen.

03/17/2011

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Muhammad Ali Asks Iran To Free U.S. Hikers

Boxing champ Muhammad Ali is seeking the release of two American hikers from Iran by lobbying the country’s supreme leader in a way that few American dignitaries can: as a brother in Islam.

03/16/2011

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

Iran Sets Date For Trial Of American Hikers

The Irani government says a second session in the trial of three Americans accused of spying will be held May 11.

03/13/2011

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

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

Lawyer: Trial Of 3 Americans To Start On Time

An Iranian lawyer representing three Americans accused by Tehran of spying says he is ready for the start of their trial.

02/05/2011

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Iran Summons American Woman For Hiker Trial

Iran has summoned an American woman to return to the country and stand trial on Feb. 6 along with two other Americans still in custody and accused of spying after crossing the border from Iraq, a judiciary spokesman said Monday.

01/31/2011

Sarah Shourd

Freed American Releases Song Written In Iran Jail

An American woman freed from an Iranian prison has released a song she hopes will build support for the release of her friends who remain jailed in that country.

12/01/2010

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)

American Prisoners In Iran Call Families In US

Two Americans held in Iran on espionage charges told their families during brief phone calls over the weekend that they haven’t had access to their lawyer and do not know what is happening in their cases, their families said Monday.

11/29/2010

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)

Family Of Americans In Iran: Case Taking Too Long

Family members of three Americans facing espionage charges in Iran say news of a Feb. 6 trial date is yet another delay in a case that has taken far too long to resolve.

11/22/2010

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