Elsewhere In The World: American Hikers Sentenced To 8 Years In Iranian Prison For Illegal Entry And “Spying”

- By Bossip Staff

8 years?!?!?!

An Iranian court sentenced American hikers to 8 years in prison, a state TV website said, according to Reuters.

The hikers, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, have been detained since their arrest in 2009 when they were nabbed by Iranian troops while hiking on the Iran-Iraq border.

A third American, Sarah Shourd, was also arrested but released on parole last year due to medical reasons. She quickly returned to America and was tried in absentia.

The three were charged with illegal entry and spying, though American officials have said they were not in any way affiliated with American intelligence agencies.

The final court appearance on July 31 gave the hikers and their Iranian lawyer hope that they would be released because it was held at the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and on the two-year anniversary of their arrest.

The men’s lawyer was clearly disheartened by the verdict.

“We have repeatedly called for the release of Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, who have now been held in Iran’s Evin prison for two years. Shane and Josh have been imprisoned too long, and it is time to reunite them with their families.”

According to Iranian law, the men have only 20 days to file for appeal.

We hope and pray that these guys get to come home, Iran is on some ol’ bullisht!


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  • Via

    Shouldn’t have been over there

  • Truth

    Iran has always been notorious for it’s strict laws and punishment, and Iranians are not exempt. The three clearly were up to no good And thought their American citizenship would save them. If you want to enteranother county, obey the laws or do the time. I am American and we all need to realize that being so doesn’t make us above international laws. If an illegal immigrant was to enter this country and break our laws they will not be let off and sent home. they will serve their sentence here first

  • gina

    Iran Contra Affair …..white folks really believe they can do anything to anyone and get away with it!

  • Ralph out the melph

    Who in there right mind wants to go over there an hike. U could have done that in the 50 states we have.

  • Ariel

    Where is Hillary Clinton,she couldn’t do anything?? That’s crazy.

  • jbyrd

    Where was jesse jackson and al sharpton….they have a proven track record in negotiations and release of american prisoners….I guess they said screw it….we tired of doing but white america always blame black america…..get ya own folks out of the sh*t

  • gim

    We impounded, kept, took, stole and refused to give back billions of $$$ of their “SHITTZ” when Reagan was President …lol…..shh they are still mad

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