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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  1. The Man

    @cousin it, hey. Give some. Just a little bit.

    September 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cousin It

      None for YOU.

      September 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cousin It

    Cnn catch this troll and warn him.

    September 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Man

    Why not? Just cuz I'm old? Not fair. Come to cali.I want you and yada

    September 17, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Man

    Cousin you bad little brat.

    September 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cousin It

      That's the way we all feel about you.

      September 17, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. analytical reasoner

    @dustin. Simply google "halliburton bribes africa". Turn your TV off for a week of evenings investigating this for yourself. Then you will see how it is possible that African citizens starve as the ones burning Africa's oil have a nationwide obesity epidemic on their hands. (it's been a few years since I myself did this very thing, so there may be some recent develpments)

    September 17, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. the REAL yada

    @ the REAL Cousin It: You keep telling me to stop posting. I didn't post most of that cr@p. I will take ur advice and stop and leave. No wonder a lot of nice posters rarely show up any more.

    September 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cousin It

      Yep I am gone for the rest of the day too.

      September 17, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cousin It

    Shut up yada. You are starting to get in my nerves.

    September 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cousin It

      Did ya believe I was going. NO I am going to follow you everytime I find you. Stuck to you like glue.

      September 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cousin It

    I am not the type to quit,troll. You messed with the wrong blogger, you mf.

    September 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cousin It

      YOu are the troll.

      September 17, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Shut Up!

    You asshat trolls!

    September 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cousin It

    Imagine if you will. A world with no religion and no borders. A world with one language. No need for money. Everything is free. No crime, there is no need.

    September 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cousin It

      The real cousin it is leaving the building, troll.

      September 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cousin It

    Elvis has left the building.

    September 17, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Lol...Y'all are just plain CrAzY...

      September 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mmmmm

    You all just plain crazy. Thazz all.

    September 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mmmmm

    Freaking crazy thazzz all

    September 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Hope they come home soon.
    And no one else gets the insane urge to go hiking in places like Iraq. What were they thinking?

    September 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    I'm so sleepy. Gotta go p then z it up.

    September 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
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