Iran may release American hikers

Men had faced eight years in prison

Iran looks set to pardon two American hikers convicted of spying in the country. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal say they accidentally wandered into Iran. Both men had been sentenced to eight years in prison. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday the two would be released “in two days.” Another Iranian official said they would remain in custody until a $500,000 bail is paid for each of them.

Associated Press


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