Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BBC News-Iran Releases Female US Hiker From Jail

Sarah Shourd: AP/Press TV
(Story reported by BBC News)

Iran has released an American woman held for more than a year on suspicion of spying, reports from Iran say.

Sarah Shourd was detained near Iran's border with Iraq on 31 July 2009, along with Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal.

The Tehran chief prosecutor said at the weekend that Ms Shourd would be freed when $500,000 (£325,000) bail was paid, and could leave the country.

Ms Shourd's lawyer said she had been released and was heading to the Swiss embassy in Tehran, Reuters reported.

(Click here to read the full story on the BBC News website.)

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