Julie and Naor, organisers of a Free the Hikers manifestation/protest today in solidarity with three American hikers - Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal - who have been detained illegally in Iran for one year. The Paris event at Place d' Iena was one of dozens around the world this weekend marking the one-year anniversary of the hikers' arrest and imprisonment.
Robert Chahid, a journalist for the Voice of America's Persian Service, interviews Dr. Ali M.S. Fatemi of the Institut Europeen des Hautes Etudes Internationale.
Lucie Kroening, a reporter for France 24, talks about the hikers' plight.
The three American hikers - all graduates of the University of California at Berkeley, are confined in Evin Prison in Tehran. Sarah Stroud is in solitary confinement, able to meet for only two brief periods per day with Shane and Josh, who share a cell.
The three have been allowed to telephone their families only once, on March 9th. They've been denied access to lawyers and no charges against them have been filed or presented in court. On May 20th, their mothers traveled to Iran to visit them, but were allowed to stay only two days.