Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Arizona meteorite hunters released from Omani arrest
I got home tonight just in time to catch a story on Tucson's KVOA channel 4 about two Arizona meteorite hunters, Michael Farmer and Robert Ward, who were arrested in Oman for illegal 'mining' and each held "25 days in an interrogation center in an 8 foot by 8 foot cement cell with a blanket on the floor" before being sentenced to 6 months in prison. A legal appeal and help from the US Embassy got them released last week, just before civil unrest started rippling through that Mideast nation. You can watch the video interview online.
at 7:55 PM