Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hottie Hikers Released from Iranian Prison



Via Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Cairo and Tehran — Two American hikers convicted of spying in Iran and sentenced to eight years in prison were freed Wednesday in a legal and diplomatic drama that ended after negotiations over bail and infighting between the Iranian president and the country's judiciary.

Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, both 29-year-old graduates of UC Berkeley, were released from Tehran's Evin Prison after judges agreed to accept a combined bail of $1 million. The Americans were turned over to the Swiss ambassador, who represents U.S. interests in Iran, and were expected to be flown out of the country, although it was uncertain where they were to be taken.

2 comments:

becca said...

wow 8 years in prison that's awful

Writer said...

8 years in an Iranian prison...even moreso. :(