What started out as a hike in the mountains of Iraqi-Kurdistan turned into a 781-day prison ordeal for three American tourists who unknowingly crossed the border into Iran in 2009. And, now, the former prisoners -- Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer, and Sarah Shourd – detail the horror of their experience in a new memoir, “A Sliver of Light.”
“We didn't know we ended up hiking along the border between Iran and Iraq, and when a guard called us over, we come, and realize that, wow, we're in the wrong place, we did not mean to be here,” Josh Fattal told “Power Players.”
“We later found out that the trail we were on was the border, an unmarked border between Iran and Iraq; so, when the guards called us to them, they were actually calling us into Iran,” Shourd said of the misunderstanding that led to their extended imprisonment in Iran’s notorious Evin prison.
Shourd spent more than a year in solitary confinement.
“Solitary confinement, it reduces you to an almost animal-like state,”Read More »from Imprisoned in Iran: Three Americans detail the horror of their experience in new memoir