JUAN GONZALEZ: An American woman released on bail last year from a great Iranian jail has released the girl will never resume Tehran next week to manage espionage charges. Sarah Shourd has been jailed for 14 months after your woman and two of her associates were being detained by Iranian border allows on July 31st, 2009, with regard to presumably camping out all around the Iraqi boundary in to Iran. She has been released with humanitarian reasons on $500,000 bail continue September. Shourd utes friends, Shane Bauer plus Josh Fattal, continue to be jailed throughout Iran. They have finally been stored to get over 91 weeks.
AMY GOODMAN: Shane Bauer is often a 28-year-old freelance reporter who have did wonders pertaining to Democracy Now! You might head to our website along with discover certainly one of his . He has also worked for The Nation, for Mother Jones and also other reports outlets.
Josh Fattal can be 28 years old. He vertisements an environmental educator.
Sarah Shourd likewise pointed out Wednesday your lady utes suffering from post-traumatic anxiety disorder. She ersus joining us here within New York.
Sarah, welcome. Your fianc , Shane, along with Josh, however within prison. The sample is definitely next week. You had been imagined to return. Tell individuals with regards to your PTSD.
SARAH SHOURD: Well, I can capital t visit back, Amy. A element with myself would choose to proceed and also stand simply by Shane in addition to Josh. This might often be a really difficult encounter regarding them. But my own I possessed a diagnosis intended for post-traumatic stress, along with I look will probably be aggravated when I gain and can even cause permanent damage.
AMY GOODMAN: Tell people in relation to your efforts in prison, inside Iranian prison, and exactly what you recognize Josh and Shane are going through now. Though they've every other, you're only like a lady imprisoned.
SARAH SHOURD: I had been alone. I found Shane and Josh very little. And my mental health and fitness fears correct now, just what I m suffering, exactly what this families are suffering, only generate all of us more interested in Shane and also Josh. They ve happen to be at this time there far longer than I was. I has been there regarding 14 months, and they also have currently also been generally there for much more as compared to 21 months. And we ve had absolutely no transmission with these individuals with regard to through five months. We don t recognize if they re also safe. They may just be sick. When I was with prison, we all resorted to be able to hunger striking several times as a result of your conditions, because many of us have no access to some of our people and no connecting using the exterior world. I dread that will Shane and Josh may just be craving for food dazzling now, plus all of us wouldn t know.
JUAN GONZALEZ: And precisely what can you find out about this trial? Have these people have use of lawyers? Will many people have the capacity to have law firms protecting these people during this trial?
SARAH SHOURD: We possess a courageous lawyer, Masoud Shafiee, along with they vertisements completed the particular finest your dog perhaps can, inside construction involving Iranian law, in order to preserve Shane and Josh, although your dog azines produced not any progress. He s certainly not also been granted to satisfy together privately. So many people lso are taking place , trial this is the second procedure May 11th. And I imagine this can be a possibility to solve this.
JUAN GONZALEZ: And could that be executed could this possibly be a public trial, or perhaps will could it be in the civilian or navy court?
SARAH SHOURD: The very first test was private. It was your closed trial. There were 45 foreign journalists without using the courtroom that will are not helped in. And hopefully this will probably be manufactured public.
AMY GOODMAN: Talk about your time and effort there, and speak about precisely what an individual journeyed through, to supply all of us a sense regarding what they re dealing with now.