Sentencing of Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 21, 2011

We are deeply disappointed that Iranian judicial authorities have sentenced Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal to 8 years in prison. We continue to call and work for their immediate release -- it is time for them to return home and be reunited with their families.


I join President Obama and the people of the United States in expressing our unflagging support for Shane, Joshua, Sarah and their families during this difficult time.

PRN: 2011/ 1355