Report: Iran Sentences U.S. Hikers Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal to 8 Years in Jail for Spying, Illegal Entry

Two American hikers detained in Iran for the past two years have been sentenced to 8 years in prison on charges of spying and illegal entry, according to Iranian state TV. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer along with Sarah Shourd were arrested in July 2009. They were taken into custody after they crossed the border into Iranian territory. They denied the Iranian charges of espionage and insisted they were only hiking, not spying, in a scenic area of northern Iraq and mistakenly crossed the Iranian...Full Story
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