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U.S. Hikers: Iran Took Us As ‘Hostages’

Speaking at a press conference in New York hours after landing back safely on American soil following their release to Oman on Wednesday, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal laid bare the extent of their harrowing two-year ordeal in Iran. “We had to go on hunger strike repeatedly just to receive letters from our loved ones,” … Continue reading

American Hikers, Free On ‘Bail,’ Are On Their Way Home (But Who Paid?)

As a convoy of Swiss and Omani diplomats rolled through the gates of Tehran’s Evin Prison on Wednesday afternoon, the relieved families of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, the American hikers held behind its gates for the past 26 months, were preparing to welcome them home — a reunion further delayed this week by a … Continue reading


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