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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.
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U.S. hikers' Iranian lawyer detained

U.S. hikers' Iranian lawyer detained

TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Iranian lawyer who represented the two U.S. hikers released from an Iranian prison said Thursday his home was raided and he was held briefly by police.

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Freed U.S. hikers land in New York

Freed U.S. hikers land in New York

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Two freed U.S. hikers arrived in New York Sunday after being held as spies in Iran when they hiked across the Islamic Republic's border in 2009.
Freed U.S. hikers face emotional challenges

Freed U.S. hikers face emotional challenges

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Experts say the two U.S. hikers who were released after 26 months in an Iranian prison will face enormous psychological challenges.

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Iran paperwork delays U.S. hikers' release

TEHRAN, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Two U.S. hikers who paid $1 million bail won't be freed from prison in Iran because a judge is on vacation until Tuesday, their lawyer said Sunday.

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Quick U.S. hikers' release ruling unlikely in Iran

Quick U.S. hikers' release ruling unlikely in Iran

TEHRAN, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The attorney for two U.S. hikers jailed in Iran said he filed the required paperwork for their release on bail, but doesn't expect a decision before Saturday.
Iran denies report on hikers' release

Iran denies report on hikers' release

TEHRAN, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Iran's judiciary rejected reports U.S. hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, imprisoned for spying, would be released soon.

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Iran gives U.S. hikers 8 years

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Two U.S. hikers were sentenced to eight years in Iranian prison for espionage, state television said Saturday.

Iran minister: U.S. detainees may go free

TEHRAN, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Saturday he hopes two American nationals imprisoned in Tehran will be released soon.
Hope grows for U.S. hikers jailed in Iran

Hope grows for U.S. hikers jailed in Iran

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Freed American hiker Sarah Shourd says she hopes Iran will keep its word and finally put her friends on trial Sunday, the second anniversary of their arrest.
'Friends' sign up for hunger strike

'Friends' sign up for hunger strike

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- More than 270 people have signed up to participate in a "rolling hunger strike" in support of two U.S. citizens held on spying charges in Iran, officials said.
Iran lets jailed U.S. hikers phone home

Iran lets jailed U.S. hikers phone home

MINNEAPOLIS, May 23 (UPI) -- Iran allowed jailed American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal to phone home Sunday, their families said Monday.

Iran trial of U.S. hikers resumes May 11

TEHRAN, March 13 (UPI) -- Iranian prosecutors said the trial of three American hikers accused of espionage will resume in May.
Hikers' trial could resume in few weeks

Hikers' trial could resume in few weeks

TEHRAN, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The trial of three U.S. hikers charged with spying in Iran was expected to resume in the next few weeks, the hikers' lawyer and a Swiss diplomat said.
Iran wants U.S. hiker back for trial

Iran wants U.S. hiker back for trial

TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Iran wants freed American hiker Sarah Shourd to return for trial along with her two friends, the top prosecutor said Monday.
Freed hiker wants closer ties to Iran

Freed hiker wants closer ties to Iran

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Sarah Shourd, one of three U.S. hikers held by Iran after straying too close to its border with Iraqi Kurdistan, called Tuesday for better U.S.-Iran relations.
American hikers jailed in Iran call home

American hikers jailed in Iran call home

TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The two U.S. hikers imprisoned in Iran called their families this weekend, the families said Monday.

U.S. hiker Shourd mulls returning to Iran

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Freed U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd says she doesn't know if she'll return to Iran to face espionage charges with her two companions still held in prison there.
Freed hiker: Guard led 3 across border

Freed hiker: Guard led 3 across border

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Three U.S. hikers accused by Iran of spying crossed from Iraq into Iran only because a guard motioned for them to approach, freed hiker Sarah Shourd said.
Trial next month for 3 Iran hikers

Trial next month for 3 Iran hikers

TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Sarah Shourd, one of three U.S. hikers charged with espionage in Iran, will forfeit $500,000 bail if she does not return for trial, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
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