Three Young Americans Imprisoned in Iran

March 24th, 2014
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Ever since the Iranian hostage crisis in November of 1979, political and diplomatic relations between the US and Iran have been irreparably ruptured.  Thirty years later, three young Americans would be hiking near the Iraq / Iran border.  They would be captured, accused of espionage, transferred to Iran's most notorious prison and held, sometimes for long periods in solitary confinement.

Their story is a cautionary reminder of the complexities of politics in the Middle East and most importantly of the  human face of news stories from the region that have, after 30+ years, and all that has transpired during that time, had an almost  numbing effect. But there is nothing numbing about the story of Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal & Sarah Shourd.  They tell their full story, for the first time in A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran

My conversation with Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal & Sarah Shourd: