Freed Iranian prisoner returns home to Oakland, calls for release of fellow hikers
San Jose Mercury News / Sean Maher

It's a cursed kind of freedom, Sarah Shourd said, to finally escape a prison cell but leave behind the ones you love.
"Shane and Josh are two beautiful, innocent people who have been trapped in a cell for 14 months for no reason," she said. "I'm staying strong, because they need me to be, but I don't know when my life is going to be normal again."
Shourd spoke publicly Saturday for the first time since coming home to Oakland, fighting tears as she vowed to work ceaselessly to see her companions freed.

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