The Hikers in Iran: One Year Later
The New York Times / HILARY HOWARD
28-Jul-2010 (one comment)

This Saturday will mark the one year anniversary of the detainment and imprisonment of three young Americans in Iran. On July 31, 2009, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal were hiking in the Zagros Mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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tough to forget the imprisnment of Iranian diplomats who were abducted by a US helicopter raid from the Iranian Kurdish counsulate in Iraqi Kurdistan severals years ago. The Iranian displomats were detained for several years before they were freed.

Why should we as Iranian feel sympathy for three Americans who illigally walked into Iran? Iran has already offered them far more leniancy than the US offered to those Iranian diplomats. Iran allowed the family of the three a visit on the contrary the US never allowed Iranian captives see anyone.