For two hellish years, the Iranian government held Shane Bauer prisoner on suspicion of being a spy. The worst part, he now says, was the four months he spent in a solitary cell. But since his release, Bauer has been surprised to discover even more troubling prison practices happening on American so ... More >>
Janell MarieIt's all change these days for Holly Newsom and the band she calls Zoo Animal. A few months ago, her longtime bandmates, bassist Tim Abramson and drummer Thom Burton, both left the group. The tireless songwriter has responded with an excellent new EP, Departure, a record she claims sh ... More >>
Shane Bauer, left, and Josh Fattal are finally free.Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal are coming home, and not a moment too soon.Two years after they were first detained in Iran on fraudulent spying charges, and two months into an eight-year prison sentence, Bauer, a Minnesota native and international ... More >>
Shane Bauer would be a free man, but someone has to finish his vacation first.The plight of Shane Bauer, a Minnesota native and freelance foreign correspondent, and his friend Josh Fattal, has captivated and outraged Americans. Apparently, the Iranian authorities responsible for jailing, and perh ... More >>
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, magnanimous bastard, says he'll release the two Americans.Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the slithering president of Iran, has made a promise to America -- and one of its most devoted mothers.Ahmaedinejad told the Washington Post he'll release Minnesota native Shane Bauer and Josh Fatt ... More >>
Cindy Hickey, right, and Shourd were allowed to visit their sons this time last year.Fed up to the point of desperation over Iran's interminable detention of their two sons, Cindy Hickey of Pine City and Laura Fattal of California have announced that they are going on a hunger strike to try a ... More >>
Shane Bauer is from Onamia. His mother lives in Pine City.It's been a long journey for Shane Bauer from Onamia to Tehran, but that's where he stands trial Wednesday on spy charges.
One of three Americans arrested two years ago while hiking in the mountains of Kurdistan on the Iranian border, ... More >>
Minnesotan Shane BauerAmericans Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd were arrested in July 2009 after a border guard motioned the three off a hiking trail and onto Iranian soil.
They were not in Iraq when they were arrested, Shourd told the New York Times. A military report released las ... More >>
Shane Bauer has been imprisoned since last July.Minnesota native Shane Bauer will not not be the American hiker released by Iranian authorities on Saturday. Instead, his girlfriend Sarah Shourd will be the one of the three set free.
The Iranian Culture Ministry says the release is timed to c ... More >>
There was a flurry of press coverage and official U.S. government statements following Friday's news that Swiss diplomats were able to visit Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal in their Iranian prison cells recently. The latest concern: Bauer has a stomach ailment and Shourd has a serio ... More >>