Shortly after dozens of Americans were taken hostage in Tehran, one of the hostages was brought forth — blindfolded and with his hands bound — to show the crowd outside the U.S. embassy on Nov. 9, 1979. The hostages’ ordeal stretched for 444 days. A spending bill passed by Congress this month may finally bring compensation to the former hostages.
Shortly after dozens of Americans were taken hostage in Tehran, one of the hostages was brought forth — blindfolded and with his hands bound — to show the crowd outside the U.S. embassy on Nov. 9, 1979. The hostages’ ordeal stretched for 444 days. A spending bill passed by Congress this month may finally bring compensation to the former hostages. File photo The Associated Press
Shortly after dozens of Americans were taken hostage in Tehran, one of the hostages was brought forth — blindfolded and with his hands bound — to show the crowd outside the U.S. embassy on Nov. 9, 1979. The hostages’ ordeal stretched for 444 days. A spending bill passed by Congress this month may finally bring compensation to the former hostages. File photo The Associated Press

36 years after the Iran hostage crisis, victims finally will get compensation

December 24, 2015 4:02 PM