Column | Jun 9, 2011
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Column | Sep 12, 2012Two years ago, Californian and citizen of the world Sarah Shourd was released from prison in Iran after an intense international campaign to free her. A bit more than a year later, that effort, including pressure from the State Department, Oman (the "Switzerland of the Middle East") and even Iraq and Venezuela, also won the release of Shourd's then-fiance, Shane Bauer, and their friend, Josh Fattal. The three Americans had been hiking in 2009 in Iraqi Kurdistan when they were snatched at the Iranian border and accused of spying. Ever since, in jail and out, they've been in the world's spotlight. They'll tell their story in a book next year — and here, as Shourd marks her second anniversary of freedom.
Story | May 6, 2012 | 9:34 PM
Two American hikers once imprisoned for spying in Iran were married Saturday in Northern California, The Associated Press is reporting. Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd were married about 4 p.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location, the wire service reported....
Story | Jun 20, 2011 | 4:32 PM
Two American hikers taken into custody in 2009 on charges of espionage for crossing into Iran from Iraqi Kurdistan are to stand trial July 31, the second anniversary of their arrest, their lawyer said Monday. "I've just received an official...
Story | Jun 9, 2011 | 4:36 PM
For her Thursday column, Meghan Daum writes about the American hikers who were imprisoned in 2009 when they accidentally found themselves on the wrong side of the Iran-Iraq border. More to the point, Daum talks about the contempt for these...