Hundreds of people gathered outside San Quentin State Prison Monday afternoon for a protest that organizers said merges the Occupy and prisoners’ rights movements.
Two University of California, Berkeley grads who were accused of spying and imprisoned in Iran are planning to get married in the spring.
The three University of California at Berkeley graduates who were imprisoned in Iran on espionage charges spoke at an “Occupy Oakland” rally Monday.
Two University of California at Berkeley graduates, released from an Iranian prison, landed in New York Sunday after being held for more than two years.
Two Americans freed from an Iranian prison told reporters Saturday they were “eager to go home” just before boarding their flight to the U.S. from Oman, the Gulf state that helped mediate their release after more than two years in custody on accusations of spying.
Two UC Berkeley graduates jailed in Iran as spies were released from Tehran’s prison on Wednesday after more than two years in custody.
Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that the courts are willing in “the near future” to commute the prison sentences for two Americans convicted of spying. The Americans’ lawyer, meanwhile, was in court trying to arrange a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday they continue to hope that the Iranian regime will release the two men as a humanitarian gesture.
An official with Oman’s foreign ministry said the Gulf nation has sent a plane to Tehran amid efforts toward a bail-for-freedom deal for two UC Berkeley grads jailed for spying.
Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said two UC Berkeley grads jailed in Iran on charges of espionage for two years could be freed this week.