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  • The Iran I saw — in 781 days in Evin Prison

    On 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.
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Mike & Molly' on CBS

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Mike & Molly' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 16-22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Voice The singing competition moves to its...

    Iran arrests paragliding Slovaks, alleges they were spying

    BEIRUT-- Iranian authorities confirmed Sunday the arrests of several Slovakian nationals who were taken into custody on espionage-related charges while on a paragliding trip to Iran. Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of Iranian parliament's National...

    Americans Convicted In Iran As Spies Arrive In U.S.

    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...

    Meghan Daum: What's with the 'hiker hate'?

    The story of Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd, the American hikers who in July 2009 crossed the border — inadvertently, all evidence suggests — from Iraqi Kurdistan into Iran and were imprisoned for espionage, is back in the...