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Sept 2010: Safe World blog written following the release of Sarah Shourd in 2010.

Shiva Nazar Ahari

September 2010: Shiva (a journalist) was convicted of plotting against the state, among other charges. She has been jailed for 6 years Her lawyer said she has to pay a $400 fine as an alternative punishment to 74 lashes....

Sarah Shourd has been freed

Sept 2010: Sarah Shourd's statement on release from Evin prison, Iran...

 Sarah to be released on bail

Sept 2010: UK Times - “It looks more like a ransom than bail,” said Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women, a UK-based group that has been campaigning for Ms Shourd's release...."

Massoud Shafiee lawyer of Sarah Shourd

Aug 2010: Massoud Shafiee, lawyer of the three Americans who were arrested on 31 July 2009, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the charge of espionage is unwarranted in their case.

Sarah Shourd to be released on Saturday

August 2010: Following a successful submission by SafeWorld, The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) posted an urgent appeal for Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal...

End torture of Sarah Shourd

August 2010: Sarah Shourds birthday, the second birthday she spent in Evin Prison, Iran. This is a video message for her on her birthday from her mother Nora...

 Sarah Shourd in Solitary Conifnement

August 2010: 'Mother Gets Phone Call From Daughter, Jailed in Iran...


July 2010: Amnesty International comes out in support of the jailed US citizens in Iran - Sarah Shourd, Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer.

In July, 2010, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture sent Urgent Appeal to Iranian Authorities regarding Sarah Shourd in Evin Prison.



Shane Bauer- fiance of Sarah Shourd - is on trial in Evin prison, along with friend Josh Fattal. In July 2010 at The Front Line Club, Shane's mother Cindy Hickey was on the panel discussing her Shane's imprisonment. Also on the panel were Sina Motallebi, BBC Persian TV head of output, Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, both of whom have spent time in solitary confinement in Evin Prison, and Amnesty International's Iran researcher, Drewery Dyke.


On July 31st 2009, 3 US citizens, Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, rang a friend's mobile phone to say they had been surrounded by Iranian Guards and were being taken somewhere in a vehicle...