Iran Finally Frees US Hikers Josh Fattal & Shane Bauer


According to ABC News two US hikers Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer have been freed by Iran.  As per  their lawyer, the two Americans held captive in an Iranian prison for over two years will be set free today. A second Iranian judge has finally signed their release order.  Iran had previously sentenced Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer to 8 years in prison as spies.

Attorney Masoud Shafii, the lawyer representing the Americans, said that the only thing now keeping Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal behind bars is the $500,00 bail each, which their lawyer tells ABC News could be processed today.

“The natural path has taken its course. As I had mentioned before, I was waiting for a signature. This has now happened. There was a small problem with the bail. I requested from them to deal with this problem. I asked them to go to the Central Bank to resolve the issue. I hope that this will be resolved today,” Shafii said today.

What a shock that the release comes right before Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to speak in NYC at the UN in front of the General Assembly.

UPDATE I: Josh Fattal & Shane Bauer get outta Dodge after freed from prison … American Hikers Leave Iran Following  Prison Release.

Posted September 21, 2011 by
Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, World | 8 comments

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Iran Finally Frees US Hikers Josh Fattal & Shane Bauer”

    1. Tamikosmom on September 21st, 2011 8:52 am

      Bottom Line

      “Hikers” will think think once/twice/three times prior to venturing anywhere near the Iranian border.

      Likewise … anyone contemplating the breaching of security at the White House by “fence jumping” will think one/twice/three times prior to acting.

      Maybe in the name of Homeland Security consequences that deter should be applied to ILLEGAL immigrants.


      Man jumps fence, gets close to White House
      updated 9/20/2011 8:10:44 PM ET

      Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the USA (1981-1989)

      “One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government’s primary concerns.”

    2. Jayne (on the left coast) on September 21st, 2011 9:55 am

      I hear there are really great hiking trails in North Korea and China. Liberals thought process never ceases to amaze me. Oh gee, can we all just have a hug.

    3. southernsue on September 22nd, 2011 5:30 am

      yes, ditto jayne.

      these three, including the girl friend who was let go, will have their 15 minutes of fame. i’m sure the alphabet channels are lining up for three to tell their liberal stories, such as evil America is why they were caught.ugh!

      too bad iran didn’t get the women that run around in pink, oh yes, that’s right, the iranian guy is their hero, i for forgot, only America is evil.

    4. NGBoston on September 22nd, 2011 7:10 am

      Ahmadinajad (sp) really is a control freak who keep these Men incarcerated for years simply because it was a power trip.

      Someone needs to put a bullet in that Man’s head, he is insane.

    5. Eline on September 22nd, 2011 9:15 am

      Nice gesture by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before addressing the UN General Assembly.

    6. Tamikosmom on September 22nd, 2011 10:13 am

      What does the administration of the United States of American … the greatest democracy on the face of the Earth … not get. Ahmadinejuad has been forcoming concerning his objectives but … political correct appeasement is the only response.


      Ahmadinejad Calls U.S. ‘Satanic,’ Israel ‘About to Die’
      Monday, June 02, 2008

      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted that Muslims would uproot “satanic powers” and reaffirmed his prediction that the Jewish state will soon be wiped off the map, the Agence France-Presse news agency reported Monday.

      “I must announce that the Zionist regime (Israel), with a 60-year record of genocide, plunder, invasion and betrayal is about to die and will soon be erased from the geographical scene,” Ahmadinejad said.

      “Today, the time for the fall of the satanic power of the United States has come and the countdown to the annihilation of the emperor of power and wealth has started,” the hard-line president said.

      The White House immediately DISMISSED Ahmadinejad’s latest attack on Israel and accused him of “total disregard” for the Iranian people’s needs and beliefs.,2933,361705,00.html

    7. Tamikosmom on September 22nd, 2011 10:25 am

      Freed American hikers arrive in Oman
      September 22, 2011

      Bauer said: “Two years in prison is too long and we sincerely hope for the freedom of other political prisoners and other unjustly imprisoned people in America and Iran.”

      Entire Speech

    8. NGBoston on September 23rd, 2011 9:02 am

      On a footnote, glad to see that many walked out of the UN when Imma Dinnah Jacket took the stand for his address.

      Strength is in numbers–this man is a complete WhackJob and at least it is minimally encouraging to see many join forces and send this nut a clear message.

      WE PROTEST! He has no concern for the human race and his agenda is clear as Janet points out above.

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