A statement sent Sunday by spokeswoman Samantha Topping says this weekend has been the hardest yet for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal’s families after they learned Saturday the men had been convicted of espionage and would not be released.
The two men have been imprisoned for more than two years. They say they mistakenly crossed into Iran while hiking in Iraq.
Their Iranian lawyer told The Associated Press he will appeal their convictions, and their families say they are encourage by statements from Iran’s foreign minister, who has said he hopes they will eventually be released.
Bauer grew up in Minnesota, while Fattal is from Pennsylvania.
- U.S. says hikers jailed in Iran should come home
- Iran Sentences 2 U.S. Hikers to 8 Years in Jail
- Iranian Envoy Says US Hikers May Be Freed Soon
- Mohammad Ali Asks Iran to Free US Hikers taken hostage by Islamic Regime
- Iran says it wants to help Argentina in bomb probe
There are no comments yet. Why not be the first to speak your mind.