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Josh Fattal signing copies of his book in his hometown of Elkins Park.
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American Hiker Who Spent 2 Years In Iranian Prison Pens Book

Josh Fattal, one of three American hikers who spent two years in an Iranian prison, spoke and signed copies of his new book in his hometown of Elkins Park earlier this week.


Shane Bauer (C) and Josh Fattal, two US

Freed American Hiker Shares Tales Of Ordeal In Iranian Prison

One of the American hikers imprisoned in Iran for two-years returned to his alma mater, Cheltenham High School, for a homecoming visit.


The sign outside Cheltenham High School welcomes Josh Fattal home.

Freed Hikers Back In America

Family members of the two hikers were able to meet them in Oman to begin the celebration of freedom, but friends were still waiting to welcome Joshua Fattal home.


Jailed American Hikers Reunited With Family In Oman

Two Americans jailed in Iran as spies have been released from Tehran’s prison after more than two years in custody.


Gulf Nation Sends Plane To Iran Amid Efforts To Free American Hikers

An official with Oman’s foreign ministry says the Gulf nation has sent a plane to Tehran amid efforts toward a bail-for-freedom deal for two Americans jailed for spying.


FILE: Josh Fattal appears before a judge in Tehran in Feb. 2011

Elkins Park Native Josh Fattal Could Be Set Free From Iran

A defense attorney says Iran has set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges.


Two American Hikers Jailed In Iran Head Back To Court In Tehran

Twenty-nine-year old American hikers Josh Fattal, whose family lives in Elkins Park, Montgomery County and Shane Bauer have been in jail in Iran for two years.


FILE: Josh Fattal appears before a judge in Tehran in Feb. 2011

Friends Fast To Mark Pennsylvania Hiker’s Birthday In Iran

Supporters of a hiker from suburban Philadelphia being held in Iran are fasting to protest his second straight birthday behind bars.



US Hikers Jailed In Iran Make Rare Call To Family

Two American hikers held captive in Iran have called home for only the third time since their arrest nearly two years ago.


FILE: Josh Fattal appears before a judge in Tehran in Feb. 2011

Families Of American Hikers Jailed In Iran Upset By Trial Delay

Authorities in Iran yesterday delayed trial for a Montgomery County man and another hiker who are charged with spying. It’s another disappointment for their families.


Laura Fattal (right) has not spoken to her son Josh (center) since late 2010. (credit: Getty Images)

Family Of Hiker Imprisoned In Iran Holds Fundraiser In Center City

It may be a somber “happy hour” at Tavern on Broad Friday night when the mother and brother of captured hiker Josh Fattal speak.



Boxer Muhammad Ali Pleads For Freedom Of Hikers Held In Iran

Former heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali is hoping to influence the outcome of a serious bout pitting the country of Iran against two hikers, one of them a Montgomery County, Pa. native.


Montgomery County Hiker On Trial For Spying

After a year and a half behind bars in Iran, the trial of three Americans accused of spying began Sunday in a closed-door courtroom in Tehran.


Local Businesses Contribute To Help Free 2 Hikers Detained In Iran

The families of the men being held are getting some help from local businesses to boost the fight to bring them home.


Released Hiker Pleads for Freedom for Montco Man, Fiancé

====== (AP) — An American woman who was held in Iran for more than 13 months and accused of espionage said Sunday she and two men detained with her — one from Montgomery County, Pa. […]