Two American hikers who had been held in an Iranian prison for more than two years visited with The Foreign Relations Committee and other senators who had pressed for their freedom on Capitol Hill October 12.
Joshua Fattal, Shane Bauer and their families met with Sen. Al Franken (D, Minn) and others to personally thank them for their work in getting them released from the Iranian prison. “These families were remarkable throughout this whole thing,” Franken said during a meeting at Sen. Bob Casey’s (D, PA) office. “They stuck together. They brought an incredible amount of intelligence and creativity. They had to exercise a lot of strength at times.”
d accused of being spies. Shourd was released after only 14 months, but Fattal and Bauer were both held for over two years, being released on bail on September 21.