Community Asked to Sign Petition for Release of Detained Minnesota Hiker
The families of the American hikers being detained in Iran are asking for the support of the community in signing a petition which will be sent to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Mission to the United Nations in an effort to Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal home.
Sign the petition here
Bauer is a native of Minnesota and his mother Cindy Hickey lives in Pine City. Bauer and the two others accidentally crossed the Iranian border while hiking in Iraq.
The petition states, “The families, friends and supporters of Shane, Sarah and Josh share the deep hope that the Islamic Republic of Iran will show compassion in this unfortunate case and release them as soon as possible.”
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said last month that he would seek leniency for the hikers.
Vigils were held across the country on September 30th to mark the two month anniversary of the hikers detention. Similar events will be held at the end of every month until they return home.