Muhammad Ali calls for release of American hikers (12 images)

Boxing champion Muhammad Ali and other prominent Muslim leaders held a press conference to call on Iran to release American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. Bauer, Fattal and Bauer's fiancee, Sarah Shourd, were arrested July 31, 2009, while hiking along an unmarked border between Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan, and accused of espionage.
Updated: May 24, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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Shane Bauer, 27, seen in an undated handout image from his family, has been detained along with Sarah Shourd, 31, and Josh Fattal, 27, since July 31, 2009 after they crossed into Iran by accident while hiking in a scenic area in northern Iraq. UPI/Courtesy of the Shourd, Bauer and Fattal Families
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