Saturday, August 20, 2011

Iran sentences two hikers who "wandered" over border to 8 years in prison

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran, as a result of their arrest when they “wandered” into Iran when hiking in northern Iraq. The young men say that they were tricked into crossing intentionally by Iranian guards.

Of course, this episode serves as a warning to Americans travelling in unstable or non-western countries, or countries with regimes hostile to “western values”.  But attorneys act hopeful about the possibility of an appeal. 

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