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Friend of Three American Hikers Detained by Iranian Authorities Speaks Out

Three Americans, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal, have been missing since July 31 after hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan and are reportedly being held by Iranian authorities. The Center for Investigative Reporting has published and supported Bauer’s work in the past. He was not on assignment for CIR when he went missing. A fourth member of their party, Shon Meckfessel, did not join them that day and has now offered his statement on events, which is published below.

“I’m writing this statement to help people understand what happened to my three friends, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal, who went missing by the Iran/Iraq border.” Read the rest here.

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