American Hikers Freed from Iranian Prison

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Detained US hikers Shane Bauer (2nd-L), Sarah Shourd (C-L) and Josh Fattal (2nd-R) sit with their mothers during their first meeting since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty)

The two Americans who have been kept in Iran's notorious Evin prison for the past two years were freed yesterday. Shane M. Bauer and Joshua F. Fattal, who were arrested by Iranian border guards in 2009 and sentenced to eight years in prison for illegal entry and espionage, were brought to Oman, where they await their return to the United States.

Nate Lindstrom, the brother-in-law of Bauer, discusses his family's experience. Also with the program is David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times.

Guests:

Nate Lindstrom and David Sanger

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