Iran sentences U.S. hikers to 8 years
Iran charged Americans Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer with illegal entry and spying.
August 20th, 2011
09:22 AM ET

Iran sentences U.S. hikers to 8 years

Two U.S. hikers detained in Iran on espionage charges have been sentenced to eight years in prison, state-run TV reported Saturday.

Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were charged with illegal entry and spying. They and another person, Sarah Shourd, were seized two years ago when they were hiking in the Iraqi Kurdish region near Iran. Shourd was released last year because of medical reasons, but Fattal and Bauer have remained imprisoned in Iran.

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  1. Iranian comedian

    Once Iran has adopted America's "make my day" law, straying hikers will be shot on sight. Maybe then there can be peace between our peoples.

    August 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. kudos

    Why is it on st patricks day everyone claims to be irish but on mlk day nobody claims to be black? even blacks renig on it. .renig i said a funny

    August 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. ModernMan

    Morons. Who the hell hikes anywhere NEAR Iran? Huh? Morons, that's who. Enjoy your 8 years in the sun boys.
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    August 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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