Thursday, July 21, 2011

One Million Voices for Shane and Josh

In the video below, Grammy-Award winning guitarist, Tom Morello, voices his support for the release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, two American hikers who were arrested along an unmarked stretch of the Iranian-Iraqi border in 2009. The two men are falsely accused of espionage and could face many more years in prison if convicted. Shane and Josh are expected to face trial on July 31st, 2011, the two year anniversary of their detention.

Next week, leading up to their trial in Tehran, the Bay Area Supporters of Josh and Shane invite you to join the cause by adding your own voice to an international week of action to free the two American Hikers. “One Million Voices for Shane and Josh” is an international effort to remind the Iranian government that the whole world is watching and wants Bauer and Fattal released to their families immediately.  

To participate in the effort to release Shane and Josh:
1. Beginning Monday, July 25th, 8 AM EST through Friday July 29th, 5pm EST, call the Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington DC everyday 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.”
2. Encourage your friends, family, and contacts to become a part of the campaign.
3. Help keep track of how many voices are being heard by emailing to let them know you have participated.

Check out the video below to see Tom Morello pick up the phone and make his own plea to free Shane and Josh. And for more info on the cause visit: and


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