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Muhammad Ali seeks release of Iran-held U.S. hikers, including former Minnesotan

Published 05/24/2011, Associated Press

The former boxing champion Muhammad Ali today led a prominent group of U.S. Muslims in appealing for the release of Shane Bauer, a former Minnesotan, and Josh Fattal. The 28-year-old Americans were taken into custody along the Iran-Iraq border in July 2009 and have been held by Iranian authorities ever since.

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