Saturday, August 20, 2011

U.S. hikers sentenced to 8 more years in Iran prison

LAT: "Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, both 28 years old, were arrested along the Iran-Iraq border during what they insist was an ill-fated hiking trip in the scenic mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan. Iranian officials allege that the two men were spies, but have yet to publicly present any evidence. A third hiker, Sarah Shourd, was released on bail last year and has been campaigning for her friends' release. All three are Berkeley grads."

Evidence? Evidence in Iran is whatever the top cleric wants it to be! It's how they win elections.

I wince every time I hear or read a Muslim praising the Iranian government. It is embarrassing.


David All said...

I am still hopeful that in a few months time, the Iranian govt. will declare it has decided to be merciful and release Bauer and Fattal. That is unless they think that Shane Bauer is the son of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), the hero of the TV series, "24"!
(Do not laugh, weirder things have happened.)

C.H. said...

Its also embarrassing when westerners stand up and defend the IRI