Story | Mar 16, 2014 | 8:00 PM
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Story | Feb 19, 2014On the morning of my appearance before an Iranian Revolutionary Court, where I was convicted on a fabricated charge of espionage, I heard the chant "Death to America!" from the world beyond my prison window. The chant, and the associated stereotype of Islamic Iran, was quite different from what I heard in Section 209, the grim area of Evin Prison where political detainees are beaten, tortured and held without charge. As Americans, my friend and cellmate Shane Bauer and I were denied contact with Iranian inmates during our imprisonment there. Yet time and again, they found the courage to defy that rule and lift our spirits.
Story | Jun 30, 2013 | 9:57 AM
Story | Sep 25, 2011 | 12:39 PM
Two U.S. citizens sentenced in Iran to eight years in jail for spying arrived in New York on Sunday accompanied by family four days after being released by Iranian authorities. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal made the last leg of their journey home after...
Column | Jun 9, 2011