Thursday, February 3, 2011

American Hikers to Stand Trial for Spying in Iran

The Outside Blog is reporting that the American Hikers being held in Iran have been summoned to trial in Tehran this Sunday, February 6th. They will be tried for "spying" in Iran.

As you may recall, Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were detained in July of 2009 after accidentally entering Iranian territory. After spending 410 days in solitary confinement, Shourd was released on bail this past September due to a medical condition.

As another demonstration on what a bunch of low lives Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs that rule Iran with an iron fist are, you should watch the short film Shourd produced back in November after her release. The video explains how they were tricked into stepping into Iranian territory, and then subsequently being detained and imprisoned by Iranian soldiers.

It's hard to say what the outcome of this "trial" will be. I'm sure Ahmadinejad will use this as a chance to stick his finger into the eye of America (once again). Would the Mullahs go so far as to put the hikers in jail for the rest of their lives, or worse? I don't know. Seems there would be such an outcry from America and the West that the Iranians would be forced to back-off before going over that cliff.


Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

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