Hiker released by Iran back in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Former Iranian captive Sarah Shourd was back on American soil Sunday after being locked up for more than a year, a spokeswoman for her family confirmed.
Freed U.S. hiker lands in Oman

Freed U.S. hiker lands in Oman

TEHRAN, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd reunited with her mother in Oman Tuesday after Iran released her from a Tehran prison where she was held for more than a year.
Iran asked to drop hiker bail requirement

Iran asked to drop hiker bail requirement

TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Swiss Embassy, representing U.S. interests in Tehran, asked Iran Monday to drop its bail demand for the release of a U.S. hiker, NPR reported.

Iran may free a U.S. hiker at Ramadan end

TEHRAN, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- An Iranian official Thursday said one of three U.S. hikers who have been jailed on spying charges since July 2009 will be freed.
Families meet with hikers detained in Iran

Families meet with hikers detained in Iran

TEHRAN, May 20 (UPI) -- Mothers of three U.S. hikers jailed in Iran on spy charges met with their children at a Tehran Hotel Thursday, Iranian media reported.

Mothers of hikers granted visas to Iran

BERKELEY, Calif., May 18 (UPI) -- The mothers of three U.S. hikers imprisoned in Iran say they will plead for their children's release during a visit to Iran this week.
Families talk to hikers held by Iran

Families talk to hikers held by Iran

TEHRAN, March 10 (UPI) -- The three U.S. hikers held by Iran since last summer spoke by telephone with relatives for the first time since they were jailed, their families said Wednesday.

Parents work to free hikers held by Iran

ELKINS PARK, Pa., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The parents of three U.S. hikers arrested in July when they wandered onto Iranian territory said they have enlisted assistance in their effort to free them.
Iran putting stress on U.S. hikers

Iran putting stress on U.S. hikers

PARIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Three U.S. hikers detained in Iran since July 31 are under psychological stress, say two Belgian tourists who spent time in the same prison as the Americans.
Detained U.S. hikers in Iran get lawyer

Detained U.S. hikers in Iran get lawyer

TEHRAN, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Three U.S. nationals arrested while hiking in Iran will receive legal representation from a prominent attorney in Iran, their families say.

Jailed hiker's mom appeals to Iran leader

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The mother of a U.S. hiker detained in Iran has sent a videotaped appeal for her daughter's freedom to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei.
U.S. disputes spy charges against hikers

U.S. disputes spy charges against hikers

TEHRAN, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. State Department and White House spokesmen said they haven't received official confirmation that Iranian officials charged three U.S. hikers with spying.
Mom: Video shows hikers in Iraq relaxing

Mom: Video shows hikers in Iraq relaxing

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Video of three U.S. hikers shortly before they were captured by Iran shows they were in Iraqi Kurdistan to relax, one of their mothers says.

Specter asks Iran envoy to intervene

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., has asked Iran's permanent representative at the United Nations to help win freedom for three hikers.

Iran to allow Swiss access to held hikers

TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Iran has notified the Swiss government its diplomats can visit three U.S. hikers detained near the Iran-Iraq border, two U.S. officials said Tuesday.
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Sarah Shourd

On July 31, 2009, three Americans, Sarah Shourd (32), Shane Bauer (28) and Joshua Fattal (28), were detained by Iranian border guards for alleged espionage while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan. Iran claims the three crossed into its territory, but the three Americans claim they were kidnapped from within Iraq.

Sarah Shourd was released on $500,000 bail by Iran on September 14, 2010, on humanitarian grounds due to her declining health. The trial of the three hikers began on 6 February 2011; Sarah Shourd will not be returning to Iran to stand trial.

In June 2010, an article in The Nation indicated that two villagers said the hikers were accosted by Iranian authorities while they were on the Iraqi side of the border.

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