International Affairs

"A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran"

Shane Bauer; Joshua Fattal; Sarah Shourd

About the Program

Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd tell their story of being captured and imprisoned by the Iranians after hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2009.  All three were charged with spying and entering Iran illegally.  Sarah Shroud was held for a year before being released on bail, while Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal remained in prison until 2011.  All three say they experienced psychological torture and extreme isolation while in prison.  This event was hosted by the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC.         

About the Authors

Shane Bauer

Shane Bauer is an investigative journalist and photographer who has reported from Iraq, Syria, and Israel/Palestine. 


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Joshua Fattal

Joshua Fattal is a historian and former co-director of a environmental education center in Oregon.  


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Sarah Shourd

Sarah Shourd is a writer, educator, and contributing editor at Solitary Watch.  


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"A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran"

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  • Sunday, May 4th at 4am (ET)
  • Saturday, April 19th at 9:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, April 6th at 7:30pm (ET)
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