Iran rips U.S. for coverage of hikers

TEHRAN, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Iranian foreign ministry condemned U.S. media for coverage of the arrests of three U.S. hikers who crossed into Iran from Iraq.

3 U.S. hikers' fate in Iran unknown

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- There has been no word on three American hikers who were taken into custody by Iranian guards, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Clinton calls on Iran to release Americans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Iran to release Americans held in Iran, including three hikers detained in late July.

Iran holding 3 young Americans

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The employer of a U.S. photojournalist being held in Iran says her freelancer would never have deliberately strayed across the Iraqi border into Iran.

Iran official: Hikers 'definitely' spies

BAGHDAD, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A top Iranian official said Tuesday three U.S. hikers being held in Iran's Kurdistan region on charges of illegally entering the country are "definitely" spies.
U.S. seeks info on American hikers in Iran

U.S. seeks info on American hikers in Iran

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The United States hasn't officially confirmed the fate of three American hikers who entered Iran from Iraq, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday.
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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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