Today, May 24, 2011, at the request of freed hiker and friend, Sarah Shourd, I am honored take the torch of the rolling hunger strike to protest the wrongfully detainment of American's Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, currently held hostage by the Iranian government.
Sarah and I recently spent some time together at the first conference ever to explore the emerging issue of international wrongful conviction. Here, Sarah and I, hold Shane and Josh's place amongst the rest of the International exonerees, until they return home.
Shane and Josh's case has everything to do with you! When we, as a global neighborhood, shine a light on the actors abusing power, the space in which these perpetrators can operate narrows, and they reconsider committing the same crime in the same way. There is no question that avalanching the news of this collective hunger strike has more power than most of us could ever imagine.
Sarah and I are living proof that you can help these young men. I would not be writing this today had it not been for the dogged persistence and tireless support of people like you who ralley to FREE THE HIKERS.