American Hikers Imprisoned in Iran: One Year Later

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This Saturday will mark the one year anniversary of the imprisonment of three Americans in Iran, the New York Times reports.

Iranian authorities captured Shane Bauer, 27, his girlfriend, Sarah Shourd, 31, and Josh Fattal, 27, Bauer's former housemate from the University of California at Berkeley, on July 31 last year while the Americans were hiking in the Zagros Mountains on the border of Iraq and Iran.  Their families and friends still await their return from Evin Prison. No trial date has been set, and the hikers have been denied contact with their lawyer.

Joshua Hammer traced the hikers' footsteps for Outside. Click here to check out his story on how he believes they got into this situation, and what it will take to get them out. Click here for the New York Times blog with interviews of the hikers' family members. Visit for more information.

–Erin Beresini

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