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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal would make no one's list of prime suspects as agents of US imperialism. The three Americans -- detained by Iranian security services in July 2009 on espionage charges, now all released and reunited with their families -- have a clear and very real commitment to opposing US foreign policy in the Middle East, as shown by their journalism .
Indeed, as Bauer noted in a statement upon his release: "No evidence was ever presented against us [by the Iranian authorities]. That is because there is no evidence." What then was the reason for the three being effectively taken hostage by the Iranian state? As far as Bauer is concerned, "the …