American hikers freed from Iran prison - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

American hikers freed from Iran prison

Imprisoned hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, Photo Credit: Freethehikers.org Imprisoned hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, Photo Credit: Freethehikers.org

The lawyer for two Americans convicted of spying in Iran says his clients have been granted bail.

The layer said a one million dollar bail for freedom deal was signed off on by two judges.  This comes a week after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told NBC News that the two would be released in a matter of days.  Their release was delayed after one of the judges needed to sign off on the bail deal reportedly went on vacation. 

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have been in jail since they were arrested along the Iran-Iraq border in July of 2009.  A third American in the group, Sarah Shourd, was freed last year on bail. 

 

Copyright 2011 WSFA 12 News, NBC News contributed to this report.

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