U.S. Hikers Held Hostage in Iran for More than Two Years Finally Freed for $1M

In the summer of 2009, Americans Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Joshua Fattal, went on an innocent hiking excursion in the Kurdish region of Iraq -- only to accidentally end up across the Iranian border to be captured by soldiers at gunpoint, detained, tried, and imprisoned for espionage. They had been sentenced to prison for [...]

September 22, 2011
6:55 PM EDT
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