BERKELEY (AP) –  A Berkeley graduate freed from an Iranian prison has released a song she hopes will build support for the release of her friends who remain jailed in that country.

Sarah Shourd’s song, “Piece of Time,” and an accompanying music video were posted Wednesday on the online site YouTube.

Shourd says the song was one of many she wrote while in solitary confinement and sang to her fiance, Shane Bauer, and friend, Josh Fattal, when they saw each other at Iran’s Evin Prison.

The song was released to coincide with the start of the 17th month of imprisonment for Bauer and Fattal, who are graduates of the University of California, Berkeley.

Shourd was allowed to leave Iran more than 13 months after the three Americans were arrested while hiking near the border of Iran and Iraq.

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Comments (9)
  1. Trebor says:

    Aren’t her 15 minutes up yet?

  2. Lisa H. says:

    Isn’t it time for this lady to go get a job?

  3. Anson says:

    I hear there are some good hiking trails in North Korea Sarah, have at it!

  4. Patriot says:

    Trebor (what a dork name), Lisa H. (what a b* name), and Anson (are you kidding me? Anson?) are #1 A-holes.

  5. Victor says:

    Oh, knock it off, ALL OF YOU. Didn’t you all read this article CLEARLY and watched the video report (shown above)? Sarah Shourd wrote her song while she was held captive in Iran with Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. Now she made a music video of her song to urge Iran to free Bauer and Fattal without offending the country. So can we all be nice already? That means NO NAME-CALLING or RUDE TALK and act like REAL grown-ups, Trebor, Lisa H., and Anson.

  6. john says:

    thank you, victor

  7. Mike says:

    Ugh, why on Earth do these people go to places like Iraq and Iran during such crazy times???? I really have a hard time feeling sorry for them. I am not a Berkeley student but I’m smart enough not to go hiking in the middle east.

  8. David says:

    they are idiots to have gone over there in the first place

  9. Rt in Danville says:

    Does the US have the will power to detain Illegal Aliens like the Iranians detained Sarah and her band of Idiots? They got what they deserved. They illegally crossed into Iran and must pay the price that their law demands.

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