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June 21, 2011

Podcast: Interview with Sarah Shourd

Listen to NIAC’s “Let’s Talk Iran” Podcast featuring an exclusive interview with American hiker, Sarah Shourd.
Sarah along with her fiance Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were detained in Iran on July 31, 2009, while hiking in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan near the Ahmed Awa waterfall, a local attraction.  Bauer and Fattal have been held for 686 days without trial.  Shourd was released on September 14, 2010, on humanitarian grounds after spending 410 days in solitary confinement.
Sarah discusses in detail about her experience imprisoned in Iran, about the abuse that Shane and Josh have faced while she was in prison, about their current status in prison, and about what exactly happened the day they were captured.
After much delay, Josh and Shane’s trail is set to take place on July 31, 2011 (on the 2nd anniversary of their arrest).

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