The families of Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd,
the three hikers detained in
A basement in the
gray, Gothic heart of the
On Monday, two weeks before her October 26 due date, Paola Gourley, the wife of jailed Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, at left, was rushed to the hospital after she suffered bleeding due to stress. From the London Metropolitan Hospital, her pleas for the release for her husband—who is nearing his 120th day in prison in Iran—on humanitarian grounds so that he may be there for his child’s birth, a potentially complicated one, have taken on new urgency.
The notion that three American hikers could innocently
wander across the border from Iraqi Kurdistan into
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