Tehran charges 3 Americans with espionage - Macleans.ca

Tehran charges 3 Americans with espionage

Hikers says they mistakenly crossed into Iran from Iraq


U.S. citizens Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fatallal, all of whom have been in an Iranian jail since July, have been formerly charged with spying on the Islamic state. The University of California graduates say they were arrested after accidentally crossing into Iran while hiking in northern Iraq. It’s been sugggested the charges are an attempt to pressure the U.S. government during negotiations over Iran¹s nuclear program, but U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken a firm stance, calling for their immediate release and saying “there is no evidence to support any charge whatsoever.”

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