Week of Action: Be a Voice for Shane and Josh

The week leading up to their trial in Tehran, join an international week of action to free the two American Hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fatal. In 2009, Bauer and Fatal, along with Bauer’s fiance Sarah Shourd, were arrested along an unmarked stretch of the Iranian-Iraqi border. While Shourd was released last Fall, the two men are falsely accused of espionage and could face many more years in prison if convicted. One Million Voices for Shane and Josh is an international call in blitz on the Iranian Interests section in Washington D.C.. We will remind the Iranian government that the whole world is watching and wants Bauer and Fattals immediate release to their family. Shane and Josh are expected to face trial on July 31st, 2011 the two year anniversary of their detention.


CALL EVERYDAY the week of JULY 25th, 2011 Beginning Monday, July 25th, 8AM EST though Friday, July 29th, 5pm EST (the week before their trial in Tehran) call the Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington D.C. at (202) 965-4990 with the following message: “I am a supporter of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. I know that the two are not spies and urge you to release them and allow them to travel home to their families tomorrow.”

 Please remember to remain polite and respectful.


Email this call to action to your friends, contacts and list-serves you are a part of.

Ask organizations you know to encourage their membership to participate.

Change your Facebook and Twitter status to encourage your friends to participate.

Organize an informal event at your home, workplace, community center making phones available for your community to call


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