Former detained hiker speaks on campus

UC Berkeley alumna and former detained hiker Sarah Shourd advocated the release of her companions during her speech.
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UC Berkeley alumna and former detained hiker Sarah Shourd advocated the release of her companions during her speech.

UC Berkeley alumna Sarah Shourd recounted the details of her 410-day imprisonment in Iran’s Evin Prison to a crowded lecture hall, advocating for the release of two alumni who remain detained in the country after nearly two years. The lecture, facilitated by the campus’s Berkeley Lecture Series, consisted of a
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UC hikers released on $1 million bail

The two American hikers and former UC Berkeley students detained for allegedly crossing the Iranian border more than two years ago were released early Wednesday morning on a $1 million bail by the Iranian authorities, The New York Times reported. According to The Times, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal —
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Iran’s judiciary says UC hikers’ release is not imminent

A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he would release the two former UC Berkeley students detained for allegedly crossing the border more than two years ago, Iran’s judiciary contradicted these statements Wednesday, saying the Americans’ release is not imminent, the New York Times reported. Ahmadinejad said Tuesday in an interview
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Detained UC hikers to receive verdict within one week

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Former detained hiker to speak on campus

Sarah Shourd, a UC Berkeley alumna who was detained in an Iranian prison for over a year after being accused of spying with two other alumni, will be speaking on campus Sunday. Hosted by the Berkeley Lecture Series, Shourd will appear with the families of Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer,
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Hearing for hikers accused of spying delayed again

The latest scheduled hearing for three UC Berkeley alumni Iranian officials have accused of spying was again postponed last Wednesday. Neither Shane Bauer nor Josh Fattal — who have been detained in Iran for nearly two years — was ever brought to the courtroom Wednesday for the scheduled hearing in
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