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Sean Penn Hostages Iran

When Sean Penn puts his mind to something, he can get it done. And he's not one to sit idly by. Nope.

The two American hostages released last week had the help of the award winning actor, who met with Venezuela's president to ask for his help in getting them out.

According to Reuters, the actor flew to Venezuela to ask President Hugo Chavez to intervene in the case of Josh Fattel and Shane Bauer, who were arrested in July 2009 on the border of Iraq. They said they were hiking but were jailed for espionage.

Venezuela's deputy foreign minister told Reuters that Chavez brought up the case with his Iranian ally Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after being alerted to the Americans' plight by friends in U.S. "intellectual circles."

That intellectual circle? Sean freakin' Penn.

Incredible!

We love the lengths you go to help people out, Sean! So inspirational, and we bet those two hikers are pretty happy about it too!

[Image via WENN.]

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20 comments to “Sean Penn Helped Free Two American Hostages In Iran”



  1. 1

    They weren't hostages, and they were very likely spies. Glad they were released, but it cost the US plenty.



  2. 2

    thats great he really gets in and gets his hands dirty thats to be admired..

    its great they got let out amazing really as they could of rotted in jail for years

    amazing job



  3. 3

    A dumb ass helping dumb asses… I'm sorry. If you're 'hiking' in regions that are that dangerous… you're just stupid. I don't feel sorry for them. OOOhhhh… and Sean Penn?? Big freakin deal.



  4. 4

    Anybody who is friends with Chavez from Venezuela is NOT A HERO!!!



  5. 5

    How about he tell his dictator, murderer friend Chavez to release all the political prisoners he has in Venezuela? Hypocrites



  6. 6

    Sean Penn is not a fucking hero. He's a goddamn jackass with a smug grin on his face who hangs out with less than stellar people. Chavez? Really? Class act.



  7. 7

    I can't even believe I am saying this but Tortez finally said something that resonated with me and applies to this post… Evil manipulates through good deeds. Sean Penn has a strange agenda making bed fellows with this dude. I mean chavez and ahmadinejad? i can't help wonder what the Quid pro quo is for these two.



  8. 8

    Chavez was only deemed a dictator by the once corrupt and extremely wealthy people that ran that country. He saved it from certain death and had to do some unpopular things. Things that left the greed hoards left out in the cold. They are the ones screaming. The people have no problem with him.



  9. 9

    I doubt this story very much
    Penn is always out promoting Penn
    I remember after Katrina, he got his fat ass down to New Orleans,got into a boat, and instead of helping the people stranded on roof tops, he was poseing for pictures in the boat

    He deserved Madona



  10. 10

    He's a hero for helping a couple of assholes who decided they just HAVE to hike in fucking IRAN?!?!??! WHY would you ever think it was a good idea to hike in Iran… they should be locked up in an Iran prison and all key's should be thrown away. Stupid assholes…



  11. 11

    He didn't "help" anything except to get PR for a couple of sociopathic oppressive repressive dictatorial regimes.
    .
    Sean Penn is a textbook case of (Google it) USEFUL IDIOT.
    .
    Clueless, deluded, easily manipulated, self-important, self-involved, fantasist…
    .
    Need I go on?



  12. 12

    Re: danibombom
    Hum… America should do the same, don't you think ?



  13. 13

    Since you(the site) is claiming he had a hand in freeing the two people detained in Iran please tell us how. I have been following this via many news sites and this is the first time he has been linked with a role in getting their release.



  14. 14

    What a couple of dopes. Try "hikin" in your own country next time.



  15. 15

    There is something incredibly sexy about him. Purrrr…



  16. 16

    Yes, a man who tortured and sexually assaulted his wife for several hours until she finally escaped is a hero, a superhero even. Totally.



  17. 17

    Re: cap chick – Did you know that Mystic Lubricants (a division of Venezuela Oil) is a major sponsor for Todd Palin's Iron Dog Team?
    Sean Penn has been working very hard in Haiti. It wouldn't surprise me if he put up the money for the release of those two in Iran.



  18. 18

    Sean Penn stepped up in such a way it seems unbelievable but it is real and I adore him.
    Maybe some other so called stars should stop clubbing and drinking and try to help save humanity.

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    19

    Whatever gets the job done. The two guys are alive, out and home, and that's the jackpot.



  20. 20

    Re: adg100 – Do you live in Venezuela?