Saturday, August 21, 2010
Free The Hikers
(Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd, and Shane Bauer)
On July 31, 2009 three Americans were hiking near the Ahmed Awa waterfall in Iraq however at some point they perhaps mistakenly crossed over into Iran. It was at this point that Sarah Shourd, Josh Fattal, and Shane Bauer were wrongly arrested by the Iranian government. Ever since that day the three have been detained in Iran, in near isolation from the outside world in the famed Evin prison (its famed for its horrible treatment of prisoners). They have not had access to their lawyer or barely anyone else who wishes to help them since they arrived at Evin, which was over a year ago. This is a serious violation of human rights; no access to a defense attorney, Sarah has been in solitary confinement for the whole time, no trial date set, ect. So please just take a few moments out of your day and go to www.freethehikers.org and sign the petition to release them so they can return home safe and sound. I just signed the petition and I know it is the best thing which I've done all day, if perhaps not all week. This could save three peoples lives, so please unite and help make their wish for freedom a reality.