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Shane Bauer

One of two American journalists who were detained in Iran after accidentally crossing the border between Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran in July 2009. Shane Bauer was held for 781 days in captivity based on contrived espionage claims. Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, the other American captive, married on May 5, after having engaged in Oman in September 2011. The couple immediately left on their honeymoon.

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