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Yesterday,  while enjoying a brief respite from her hectic professional life as she, in the bosom of her family, prepared to see her only child wed, Hillary Clinton again showed us how to reach out to those less fortunate.  While attending to her daughter and family and guests, she remembered that not all families are so happily united.  The three hikers apprehended in Iran last year have been in detention one year today.   Despite all the last-minute  wedding details she had to attend to, our lovely Secretary of State released this thoughtful statement.  I am sure that this particular weekend she feels the pain of these families in an especially poignant way.

One Year of Detention

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 30, 2010

Tomorrow marks the year-long detention of three U.S. citizens, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Joshua Fattal, for allegedly crossing into Iran during a hiking vacation in Iraqi Kurdistan. Their release by Iran is long overdue and their continued detention is unjustifiable.

Iran has long espoused to the world its commitment to justice, security and peace for all. We urge Iran to take action in the case of the three hikers – detained for a year in Evin Prison without charge – to match its stated commitments. We call on Iran to do the right thing and allow these three Americans to return home to their families.

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