Lawyer: American hikers' release in Iran could come soon
U.S. hikers Shane Bauer (L) and Josh Fattal (shown in February) are reportedly near to being released from prison.
September 17th, 2011
05:56 AM ET

Lawyer: American hikers' release in Iran could come soon

A lawyer for two American hikers held in Iran for more than two years told CNN on Saturday that Iranian authorities are close to signing documents that could mean the pair are released on bail from Tehran's Evin prison.

Masoud Shafiee, attorney for Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, said he was "very hopeful" they might be released Saturday.

On Tuesday, the lawyer raised hopes that the pair might soon be freed. Shafiee said the two men could be released after a $500,000 bail was paid for each of them.

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soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. yada

    @saywhat. Must you be so vulgar?

    September 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Free speech. So shut up.

    September 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jim

    Hey saywhat I've eagerly been awaiting your "Remembering the House of Jim" series. What's taking so long.

    September 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I still don't understand how they can call this bail.
    In any case, I hope these two have the sense never to do anything so foolhardy again.

    Not the real JIF.

    September 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    @jim:
    Because that's not saywhat.
    That's Philip.

    September 17, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Cousin It:

    That sounds like John Lennon and Queen....

    September 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Darth Swarzenegger

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKEg6fJ-7P4&w=640&h=360]

    September 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    @ yada

    That was not me posting at 2:34 & the other non-sense. Those who care to read my posts would know the difference.
    Whoever is trolling is wasting time.
    take care all.

    September 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    @ banasy @ gung-ho & other fellow bloggers.
    Someone has taken up to using 'saywhat' to expose his /her mind.

    I never resort to vulgarity or writing out of context. Pl be wary.

    September 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. funky bunch

    My last hike was on the Long Trail in VT, its beautiful. I'm sure the Iran trail is also, but Ill play right in the USA for now.

    September 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Josie

    You do that funky

    September 18, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. fernace

    So both these hikers have to "camel up" half a mil to be released!? That was a very expensive hike! Hope they have some good hiking boots, they'll have to hitch hike it back to the States, now that they're broke! Lol!!

    September 18, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "The Truth Will Set You Free"

    I think if thier smart they'll release them, and on their way out they ought to replace all thier camera gear and let them take all the photos they want.

    September 19, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
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