Josh Fattal

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Statements   |   Iran

Iran frees hikers, many journalists remain imprisoned

New York, September 21, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the news that U.S. journalist Shane Bauer and his friend Josh Fattal were released today on US$1 million bail by the Iranian government after two years in Tehran's Evin Prison, according to news reports.
September 21, 2011 1:39 PM ET


Blog   |   Iran, USA

Three hikers in Iran, one year on

American hikers Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd wait to see their mothers at a hotel in Tehran, in May. (AP/Press TV)On July 30, three American hikers in Iran will have endured an entire year in custody, held without charge or a modicum of due process. This is obviously a terrible injustice, so much so that it surprises me when I mention their situation to skeptical friends or colleagues who believe that the three were foolish to hike along the Iranian border and should have anticipated the consequences.

Blog   |   Iran

Letter to Ahmadinejad: Release the hikers

I hope Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad checked his fax machine this morning because he received an important letter urging the release of three American hikers held now for five months without charge. I joined 79 signatories from a dozen countries in signing the appeal because I am gravely concerned that the hikers are being used as political pawns in a frightening game of nuclear diplomacy.

December 2, 2009 2:30 PM ET


Blog   |   Iran, USA

A letter to the American hikers being held in Iran

The families of Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd, the three hikers detained in Iran, said today they are concerned about their children’s emotional well-being after nearly four months in prison. They asked supporters to send letters, which they will seek to deliver to them in Evin Prison in Tehran, where the three are being held.

November 16, 2009 5:00 PM ET


Alerts   |   Iran, USA

CPJ rejects Iran espionage charges against American hikers

New York, November 9, 2009—Three American hikers who inadvertently crossed the border into Iran on July 31 are facing chargers of espionage, according to a report from the state news agency IRNA.

November 9, 2009 4:24 PM ET


Alerts   |   Iran

Hikers in Iran detained nearly 100 days

New York, November 6, 2009—No charges have been brought against three American hikers nearly 100 days since they were detained after accidentally crossing the border from Iraqi Kurdistan into Iran while on a hiking trip on July 31. 

November 6, 2009 11:55 AM ET


Blog   |   Iran, USA

Helping the Hikers

The notion that three American hikers could innocently wander across the border from Iraqi Kurdistan into Iran has elicited some understandable skepticism. But a statement from their friend who stayed behind in his hotel because he was ill helps explain how the situation unfolded. 

August 7, 2009 11:59 AM ET


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