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Three Americans who spent more than a year imprisoned in Iran discussed their ordeal tonight in a lecture at UAB's Bartow Arena. The saga began on July 31, 2009 with what the three have called a wrong turn into the wrong country. Released in
But one aspect of the story that has largely gone unreported is the fact that Fattal is Jewish. Josh's father, Jacob Fattal, was born in Iraq and moved to Israel before ultimately settling in the United States. Josh Fattal became a Bar Mitzvah at
Gone was the diplomacy and the words of gratitude to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that marked the statements from their fellow prisoner Sarah Shourd one year ago, when she was freed after 410 days in prison ahead of companions Shane Bauer
Two American hikers freed from an Iranian prison after more than two years in captivity say they were held simply because of their nationality. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer spoke at a news conference Sunday after arriving in New York.
As word came Wednesday that two American hikers were released from their two-year imprisonment in Iran, CNN looked at some other cases of U.S. citizens jailed in other countries. David Gross was jailed while working in Cuba as a subcontractor on a U.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted the bail exchange release to be "in a couple of days" for Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, the two American citizens who were arrested in Iran in 2009, but Iran's powerful judiciary said their
August 20, 2011 Two American hikers imprisoned in Iran for more than two years have been convicted of espionage and sentenced to eight years in jail, according to an unconfirmed news report on Iranian state television on Saturday. The sentences, if
The attorney representing three American hikers accused of being spies in Iran said Sunday that he was still awaiting word about his clients' fate. Attorney Masoud Shafiei said he had not heard anything from court officials as of 6:30 p.m.
Iran's ambassador to Baghdad rejects reports about a “very soon” release of the US nationals detained in Iran on charges of espionage and illegal entry, saying their case is still under investigation. Iran's
A week ago Sunday, Iranian courts announced that they would soon formally sentence three American hikers accused of being spies. Seven days later, the world waits to see whether Iran will respond to American calls for leniency. On Saturday, Iran's