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Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Joshua Fattal, the three UC Berkeley graduates detained in Iran, are still there. They have been charged with espionage and are now entering their fifth month of imprisonment. Thankfully, though, many people are rallying to get our hikers back. A host of people, including several celebrities, just sent a letter to Iran’s Mission to the UN. read more »


spyThree UC Berkeley alumni who have been detained in Iran since July have been charged with espionage, according to Iranian news reports.

The trio was detained near the Iraqi-Iranian border while hiking this summer. read more »


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Forgive us while we tear your gazes away from the walk-out coverage for one teensy weensy second. It seemed prudent to update you on the status of our three UC Berkeley alums who are still in Iranian custody.

Unfortunately, the news is that there actually isn’t news—or if there is, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s lips are apparently sealed. Wait, what’s that? The president of Iran being uncooperative?! Consider our minds comprehensively blown. read more »


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We at UC Berkeley are collectively thrilled about the capture of Phillip Garrido last week. And it’s fantastic that our campus played a role in setting Jaycee Dugard free to her family; that obviously goes without saying.

Although it apparently isn’t as obvious as we’d think, considering university officials are spreading the word as far and wide as … Iran? read more »