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US hikers’ relatives plead to Iran for ‘compassion’

The relatives of imprisoned Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal on Sunday urged the Iranian government to show “compassion” and free the two men, one day after their eight-year prison sentences were made known. “Of the 751 days of Shane and Josh’s imprisonment, yesterday and today have been the most…

U.S. ‘deeply disappointed’ over hikers’ sentence

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday she was “deeply disappointed” over the eight-year prison sentence given to two Americans who have said they had strayed unwittingly into Iran. “We are deeply disappointed that Iranian judicial authorities have sentenced Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal to eight years…