Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, the American citizens recently freed after being jailed for more than two years in Iran, met last week with the head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and expressed their appreciation for CAIR’s efforts to obtain their release. Iran hikers thank CAIR for their release. I guess the U.S. government’s efforts can’t compare and I guess we know who paid the bail money.
They then proceeded to lend their support Monday to the now-global Occupy movement, applauding its participants’ idealism and activism while making a specific point to protest what they call the harsh treatment of state prisoners in California.
I reported on these three before they were released:Hikers are U.S. and Israel haters.