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Freed U.S. hikers to meet with Hillary Clintonupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 04:13:00

Two American hikers detained in Iran for years will meet State Department officials in Washington on Thursday, less than a month after they arrived back home on American soil.

Freed American hikers thank Omanupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 04:13:00

Freed Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal leave Oman and are headed back to the U.S. CNN's Mohamed Jamjoom reports.

Lawyer for U.S. hikers says Iranian officials took his passportupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 07:44:00

Iranian authorities have taken away the passport of the lawyer who represented American hikers Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd, the lawyer told CNN on Wednesday.

Freed hiker's sister talks about reunionupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 15:09:00

Shannon Bauer, sister of freed hiker Shane Bauer, talks about their reunion after he spent two years captive in Iran.

Lawyer for freed American hikers says Iranian security forces detained him updated: Sun Oct 02 2011 15:09:00

The Iranian attorney for two American hikers released last week said Thursday he was briefly detained by security forces following a raid on his home.

People.com: Shane Bauer Proposed to Sarah Shourd (Again) After Release from Iranupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 13:30:00

The couple got engaged while in captivity, and again in Oman with family present

American hikers freed from Iranupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 11:56:00

The government of Oman paid their $1 million bail. Iran says the sentences for spying convictions were commuted.

Freed hikers recount 2 years of 'lies and false hope'updated: Mon Sep 26 2011 11:56:00

Safely back on American soil, freed Americans Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer on Sunday recounted their two years in "a world of lies and false hope" behind the walls of an Iranian prison.

People.com: American Hikers Held Prisoner in Iran Arrive in U.S.updated: Mon Sep 26 2011 10:09:00

Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal landed at New York's JFK airport on Sunday

Officials: Freed hikers heading for U.S.updated: Sun Sep 25 2011 07:31:00

Two American hikers freed this week from an Iranian prison will leave Oman for the United States late Saturday, American and Omani officials said.

2 freed hikers take a step toward weddingupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 16:00:00

Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, two of the three Americans hikers who had been held by Iran over the past two years, were formally engaged in Oman on Friday, an envoy of the sultan said.

People.com: American Hikers Reunite with Their Families in Omanupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 11:30:00

Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal walk off an airplane in Oman following their release from jail in Iran

Freed American hikers arrive in Omanupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 19:39:00

American hikers Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer bounded down the steps of the aircraft that took them from Iran to Oman late Wednesday, rushing into the arms of loved ones who had sought their freedom for more than two years.

American hikers arrive in Omanupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 19:39:00

Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, the American hikers who where jailed in Iran for two years arrive in Oman.

The Latest Headlines from CNN Radio and the CNN Wireupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 17:46:00

After spending more than two years behind bars in Iran, Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer are getting their first taste of freedom. Within the past few hours the two American hikers landed in Oman and were greeted on the airport tarmac by overjoyed family members. Officials from both Switzerland and Oman helped negotiate the release.

People.com: Iran Frees American Hikers Held Since 2009updated: Wed Sep 21 2011 12:48:00

Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal have been released, a U.S. official confirms

From vacation to years in Iranian prison, a look at hikers' ordealupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 08:04:00

In July 2009, American friends Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd set out on an adventurous vacation. They had been pals for a long time. Bauer and Shourd, boyfriend and girlfriend and in their late 20s, had been living for about a year in the Syrian capital of Damascus, where he was working as a freelance journalist and she studied Arabic and taught English.

Why release U.S. hikers now?updated: Wed Sep 21 2011 08:04:00

CNN's Max Foster talks to Karim Sadjadpour about why Iran is releasing the U.S. hikers.

Hikers' release from Iran prison delayed again, lawyer saysupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 06:25:00

The lawyer trying to get two American hikers freed from prison in Iran was not able to get a signature on bail paperwork because a judge is on vacation until Tuesday, he told CNN Sunday.

The story of 3 Americans detained in Iranupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 06:25:00

CNN's Hala Gorani takes a look back at how trouble began for the three Americans detained in Iran.

Top U.S. officials assured Iran will soon release hikersupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 14:47:00

U.S. officials have been assured that two Americans jailed by Iran while hiking will soon be released, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

Long Iranian weekend awaits American hikersupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 10:39:00

A lawyer for two American hikers imprisoned in Iran said he has filed all the necessary paperwork for them to be released on bail, but he does not expect judges to act on it before Saturday, he told CNN on Thursday.

Iran's judiciary seems to cast doubt on hikers' imminent releaseupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 23:46:00

The Iranian judiciary said Wednesday it is considering a request for setting bail in the case of two American hikers convicted of spying and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Hikers' release a 'humanitarian gesture'updated: Wed Sep 14 2011 23:46:00

Iran's president tells NBC's "Today" that freeing two jailed U.S. hikers is a "humanitarian gesture".

Iran court says it is considering bail for American hikersupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 17:12:00

The Iranian judiciary said Wednesday it is considering a request for setting bail in the case of two American hikers convicted of spying and sentenced to eight years in prison.

People.com: Iran to Release Jailed U.S. Hikers after Bail Is Paidupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 14:37:00

Pair will be freed in "a couple of days," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says

Who are Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer?updated: Tue Sep 13 2011 09:52:00

Two American hikers accused of being spies in Iran will be released from an Iranian prison after a $500,000 bail is paid for each of them, their attorney said Tuesday.

Hikers face hard time in Iran's tough Evin prisonupdated: Sun Aug 21 2011 15:22:00

The grim stories of two women who endured long-stretches of solitary confinement in Iran's most notorious prison are chilling omens for the two jailed U.S. hikers who each reportedly received an eight-year prison sentence on Saturday.

U.S. hikers' lawyer, families still hope Iran will show leniencyupdated: Sun Aug 21 2011 09:46:00

The lawyer and families of two American hikers are holding out hope that Tehran will show leniency toward the two men who have been sentenced to eight years in prison.

U.S. Hikers Sentencedupdated: Sun Aug 21 2011 09:46:00

Two American hikers who were arrested in Iran are sentenced to eight years in prison on spying charges.

People.com: U.S. Hikers Sentenced to 8 Years in Iran Prisonupdated: Sun Aug 21 2011 06:29:00

Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, both 28, are convicted on charges of illegal entry into the coutnry

U.S. hikers in Iran get 8 years in prison, state media reportsupdated: Sun Aug 21 2011 05:09:00

The two U.S. hikers detained for two grueling years in Iran on spying charges have been sentenced to eight years in prison, Iran's state-run TV reported Saturday.

American hikers in Iran await verdict a week after trial endsupdated: Sun Aug 07 2011 11:00:00

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: Iranian court to rule within week in American hikers' caseupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 01:02:00

An Iranian court is scheduled to issue a verdict within a week in the case of a group of American hikers detained in Iran, the hikers' lawyer said Sunday.

New trial for U.S. hikers in Iranupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 01:02:00

Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal faced espionage charges after they were arrested two years ago near the Iran-Iraq border.

Detained U.S. hikers' Iranian lawyer hopeful of releaseupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 15:34:00

A lawyer for two American hikers detained in Iran said Saturday he believes the pair will be released from prison soon, even if Iran finds them guilty of espionage.

Supporters rally for two U.S. hikers on eve of Iran hearingupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 17:44:00

Family members and supporters of two American hikers who are scheduled to have a "final hearing" Sunday in Iran rallied Friday outside that country's mission to the United Nations and called for their release.

Family of detained hikers in Iran take case to UNupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 18:58:00

With their loved ones' trial less than a month away, the families of two American hikers detained in Iran for two years took their appeal Thursday to the United Nations.

July 31 trial date set for American hikers detained in Iranupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 12:52:00

A July 31 trial date has been set for two American hikers who have been held in Iran since 2009, according to their attorney.

My dad, Muhammad Aliupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 09:48:00

Muhammad Ali, my father, has never been afraid of confronting conflicts outside of the ring. His recent attempt to free two hikers held captive in Iran reinforces his relentless effort to promote peace, tolerance and humanity around the world.

Iran says hikers will have court appearance by late Augustupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 17:59:00

Two American hikers who have been detained in Iran since 2009 will have their next court appearance as early as June 22, Iranian state media reported Tuesday.

Released hiker describes friends' abuse in Iranian prisonupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 06:00:00

Iranian prison guards abused and assaulted two U.S. hikers who have been detained in the Islamic Republic since 2009, according to their friend Sarah Shourd, who was released last year.

2010: Shourd talks captivity in Iranupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 06:00:00

Sarah Shourd talks about her time imprisoned in Iran and what she's doing to help her friends who are still there.

For U.S. hikers, two years in Iranian prison is long enoughupdated: Fri May 27 2011 11:43:00

My heart aches for American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who have been imprisoned in Iran for almost two years.

American hikers' families hopefulupdated: Fri May 27 2011 11:43:00

The moms of U.S. hikers held in Iran discuss the lengthy process and the compassion they hope Iran will show their sons.

'The Champ' appeals to Iran to release hikersupdated: Tue May 24 2011 22:25:00

The two American hikers who have been held in Iran for nearly two years are pinning their hopes on a beloved sports hero who also is one of the America's best-known Muslims.

Hikers' mothers hope for speedy verdictupdated: Mon May 23 2011 10:24:00

CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks to the mothers of American hikers Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer before their trial in Iran.

2010: A year of captivity in Iranupdated: Wed May 11 2011 12:42:00

CNN's Richard Roth reports on the one-year anniversary for three American hikers held by Iran.

Trial of U.S. hikers in Iran delayed againupdated: Wed May 11 2011 12:42:00

The scheduled trial of two Americans accused of espionage in Iran was delayed again Wednesday after the suspects were not brought from prison to the courthouse, a Swiss diplomat and their defense attorney told CNN.

Trial appears near for American hikers held in Iranupdated: Tue May 10 2011 15:57:00

A family-run website ticker counts the days, hours and minutes that two American hikers have been held in Iran with the threat of the death penalty hanging over them.

Families call on Iran to release hikers ahead of espionage trialupdated: Mon May 09 2011 08:56:00

The families of two American hikers set to stand trial this week on charges of spying called on Tehran Monday to release the men.

2010: Sarah Shourd: 'I still feel numb'updated: Mon May 09 2011 08:56:00

Freed American hiker Sarah Shourd recounts her Iran prison experience to CNN's Mary Snow.

American hiker says she won't appear for trial in Iranupdated: Wed May 04 2011 18:54:00

An American hiker released last year from an Iranian prison said Wednesday she will not return to Tehran to face espionage charges in a court hearing scheduled for next week.

Trial of U.S. hikers in Iran to resumeupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 09:32:00

The trial of American hikers charged with espionage in Iran will resume May 11, the state run Islamic Republic News Agency reported Sunday, citing the head of the Justice Ministry.

Spy trial begins for U.S. hikersupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 11:14:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports Iran's spy trial of three American hikers has begun behind closed doors.

Swiss envoy: Trial of U.S. hikers in Iran to continue soonupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 11:14:00

The families of American hikers charged with espionage in Iran are pleased that the hikers "had the opportunity to explain their innocence to the court," according to a joint news release Monday.

U.S. hikers trial under wayupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 06:15:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the trial of U.S. hikers accused of trespassing and spying in Iran.

U.S. hikers held in Iran go on trialupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 06:15:00

The trial of three U.S. hikers started Sunday in Iran, according to the office of the lawyer representing them.

Detained hikers speak with familiesupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 12:35:00

The families of two American hikers detained in Iran for more than a year said Monday they have spoken with them on the phone for only the second time in 16 months.

Families ask Iran to release two American hikersupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 12:04:00

The families of two American hikers held in Iran on suspicion of espionage issued a plea to the Iranian government Monday, asking for the hikers' release.

Trial for U.S. hikers detained in Iran set for Februaryupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 18:03:00

A trial for two American hikers held in Iran has been postponed until February 6, their attorney, Masoud Shafii, said Sunday.

Parents can call detained American hikers in Iranupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 16:55:00

The parents of two American hikers held in Iran will now be able to speak to their sons via telephone, according to Iran's mission to the United Nations.

Iran: U.S. hikers to start trial next monthupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 08:59:00

Two American hikers held by Iran for more than a year will stand trial before an Iranian court next month, the country's official news agency reported Saturday.

Document says Iranians crossed border to arrest hikersupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 08:07:00

A classified U.S. military document appears to lend credence to claims that Iran crossed the Iraqi border to arrest three American hikers.

American hikers' trial in Iran could start next monthupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 12:54:00

The trial for two American hikers in jail in Iran on suspicions of spying could begin in early November, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the mother of one of the hikers said Tuesday.

Oman seeks release of U.S. hikers still jailed in Iranupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 17:48:00

A delegation from the Persian Gulf state of Oman is in Iran to seek the release of two American hikers jailed there for more than a year, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.

Released hiker Shourd meets with Ahmadinejadupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 20:02:00

Sarah Shourd had been waiting for this meeting for 14 months, pleading for a private conversation with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while she was imprisoned in Tehran.

Released hiker Shourd recounts her ordealupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 18:17:00

For 14 months, Sarah Shourd's pain was unseen by the outside world.

American detained more than a year in Iran arrives in United Statesupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 08:55:00

Sarah Shourd, the American hiker released from an Iranian prison, told reporters Sunday that doctors in Oman have assured her that she is "physically well."

Sarah Shourd's homecomingupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 08:55:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on freed American hiker Sarah Shourd and her return back to the United States.

People.com: Inside Imprisoned Hiker's Emotional Captivity in Iranupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 17:33:00

Sarah Shourd tells Oprah Winfrey that confinement showed her "what's really important"

Freed American hiker arrives on U.S. soilupdated: Sun Sep 19 2010 08:00:00

Sarah Shourd, the American released from Iran after more than a year in detention, arrived in the United States on Sunday, according to a spokeswoman.

Trial for Americans detained in Iran may happen soonupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 18:39:00

An Iranian prosecutor said Wednesday a trial will soon commence for three American hikers, one of whom, Sarah Shourd, was released on bail the day before from a Tehran prison.

A plea to free American hikers in Iranupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 06:30:00

When the month of Ramadan began, I received a letter from Laura Fattal, the mother of one of the three young American hikers detained in Iran. In it, Fattal appealed to me, the first Muslim scholar she had contacted, to intervene on behalf of her son and his two friends.

Report: U.S. hikers seized by Iranian police in Iraqi territoryupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 07:53:00

The mothers of U.S. hikers held by Iran said a magazine article that contradicts government claims they crossed the border before their arrests is "concerning" and raises many questions.

Mothers of detained U.S. hikers urge Iran to prosecute or free themupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 10:53:00

The mothers of U.S. hikers urged the Iranian government to either prosecute or free the three held since last year after reportedly crossing the border into the country while hiking in Iraq.

Hikers' moms on their visit to Iranupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 10:53:00

The mothers of three American hikers held in Iran tell of an emotional visit and an engagement. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

People.com: American Hikers Imprisoned in Iran Get Engagedupdated: Mon May 24 2010 15:48:00

Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd are wearing engagement rings made from threads of his shirt

Moms of missing hikers home empty-handedupdated: Mon May 24 2010 10:31:00

The mothers of three American hikers held in Iran return home without their children. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

Detained U.S. hikers get engaged in Iranian prison, relatives sayupdated: Mon May 24 2010 10:31:00

Two of three American hikers who have been detained in Iran for nearly 10 months -- Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd -- have gotten engaged in prison and plan to get married after their release, their relatives said Monday.

Hikers' mothers return to U.S. without childrenupdated: Sun May 23 2010 12:15:00

The mothers of three American hikers detained in Iran made an emotional return to the United States on Saturday after visiting their children in Tehran for the first time in 10 months.

Hikers' moms get second meeting with their childrenupdated: Fri May 21 2010 15:20:00

The mothers of the three American hikers detained in Iran met with their children again on Friday, but their lawyer said they were set to leave the Islamic republic without their children.

US hikers describe life in Iranian jailupdated: Fri May 21 2010 15:20:00

The mothers of three hikers jailed in Iran see their kids for the first time since the arrests. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Glimmer of hope for hikers' momsupdated: Thu May 13 2010 09:09:00

The mother of one of three American hikers detained in Iran talks about her upcoming trip there.

Iran will allow hikers' families to visitupdated: Thu May 13 2010 09:09:00

Families of three American hikers detained in Iran will be allowed to visit them, Iranian state media reported Monday.

Vigils held for U.S. hikers jailed in Iranupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 04:27:00

Groups gathered in several cities across the United States on Sunday at vigils to support three American hikers detained in Iran.

U.S. hikers held in Iran allowed to call home, families sayupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 19:26:00

Three U.S. hikers who have been detained in Iran for more than seven months have spoken by phone with their relatives for the first time since they were jailed, the hikers' families said Wednesday.

American hikers to stand trial, Iran saysupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 17:07:00

Three American hikers held in Iran will be put on trial, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told the country's semi-official Fars News Agency on Monday.

Big names ask Iran to release U.S. hikersupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 12:00:00

Prominent activists, academics and celebrities are joining the growing call for the release of three American hikers who have been held in an Iranian prison since July.

Video shows hikers' 'lightness of heart' before Iran prison, mom saysupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 05:32:00

On Tuesday, the counter at the Web site Free the Hikers was at 88 days.

Families plead for U.S. hikers held in Iranupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 13:54:00

The families of three American hikers detained by Iran said Thursday they don't know anything about their whereabouts or how they are after nearly three weeks.

Hikers' friend says they crossed into Iran by mistakeupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 21:30:00

A friend of three American hikers arrested in Iran said he believes they had no knowledge they were nearing the Iranian border while hiking in Iraq, and made "a simple and regrettable mistake."

Three detained U.S. hikers share love of travel, learningupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 18:40:00

One is a freelance journalist who intended to cover elections in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Another also has been trying her hand at reporting, and the third is a friend who shared their love of travel.

Americans held in Iranupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 11:48:00

Who are the three Americans missing in Iran? CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Iran confirms U.S. hikers arrested for 'illegal entry'updated: Tue Aug 04 2009 07:48:00

Iran confirmed Tuesday the arrest of three American hikers who crossed into the country from neighboring Iraq and said they have been charged with "illegal entry," a semi-official news agency reported.

Timeline for the detainedupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 07:48:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti follows the sequence of events that lead to the detention of three Americans in Iran.

3 American hikers detained by Iran namedupdated: Sun Aug 02 2009 23:48:00

They are four American friends and seasoned travelers who were hiking through Iraq's Kurdistan region before three of them crossed the unmarked border with Iran, where they were detained by Iranian authorities.

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