The Lost Hikers


Robert Faturechi goes searching:

With street protests raging in Iran, political activism is on the rise among Los Angeles' already vocal Iranian American community. [...] But when it comes to the three young American hikers being held in Iran on espionage charges the community has been decidedly silent. No large demonstrations, little conversation, virtually no push for action. "If you ask 10 [Iranian Americans], seven of them don't even know about the hikers," said Siamak Kalhor, a popular host on the local Iranian-language radio station, KIRN-AM (670).