Story | Nov 24, 2013 | 9:23 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 | Aug 30, 2013 | 6:49 PM
Story | Nov 14, 2011 | 4:38 PM
Three French aid workers held hostage in Yemen for more than five months returned home Monday. Neighboring Oman negotiated the release of the French hostages and may have paid an unspecified ransom, according to news reports.
Story | Sep 25, 2011 | 2:17 PM