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American Hikers Finally Released from Iranian Prison

By Jspace Staff on 9/27/2011 at 4:11 PM

Categories: United States, Travel

American Hikers Finally Released from Iranian Prison

Two American hikers imprisoned since 2009 in Iran were released on Wednesday after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid a $1 million bail. Additional efforts to win the pair’s freedom came from the United Nations, Iraq, Chavez and, surprisingly, from Sean Penn. The longtime actor and political activist visited Chavez to convince the Venezuelan leader to appeal to his Iranian ally. A source told Reuters, "Penn was very committed to the case ... He flew to Caracas several months ago to raise it with Chavez and he …More