Help Get Hikers Out Of Iran
Susan notes: this is an email from Women For A Change (WFAC).
Please Help Free Sarah Shourd, Shane and Josh, and support their mothers,
Sarah Shourd is a women's rights activist who, earlier in her career, was volunteers coordinator working to help stop the femicides in Mexico.
In the aftermath of the New Orleans Earthquake, Sarah was part of a team of volunteers helping survivors.
She later joined the Iraqi School Project in Syria, where she was teaching refugees.
for the last 290 days, she has been in Evin Prison, Iran.
We are campaigning for her release, along with that of her boyfriend Shane, and their friend Josh, who are imprisoned with her.
Sarah is in solitary confinement.
Next week, the three mothers are going to Iran to visit Sarah, Shane and Josh in prison, after a 9-month-long struggle for visas.
We very much hope this is an auspicious sign. However, the three hikers very much need our help.
We have made the above video, on their behalf, where we show - for the first time - film footage of Sarah, Shane and Josh at work, before their arrest. Activist musician, Jackson Browne, very kindly gave permission to use his anti-war song as the backing track.
To find out how you can help Sarah, Shane and Josh, go to: www.freethehikers.org
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