[update: 8:37 a.m.] Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers detained in Iran for more than a year, could be released Sunday or Monday, an Iranian lawyer representing the hikers told CNN Sunday.
"Everything is in place for the release," said lawyer Massoud Shafii, who
got to see them for the first time on Sunday. "It's up to the family when to deliver the money."
A prosecutor in Tehran has announced Iran's readiness for the "conditional release" of one of the three U.S. citizens detained there, state media reported Sunday.
The official Islamic Republic News Agency reported that detained American Sarah Shourd will be released on bail.
State-run Press TV said Tehran Prosecutor General Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi announced the country's "readiness for the conditional release of one of the three U.S. citizens arrested for illegally entering the country."
Semi-official media ISNA and Fars News Agency reported that bail in the amount of $500,000 had been set for Shourd.
Iranian officials said Thursday that Shourd, one of three American hikers held in Iran for more than a year, would be released this weekend.
But Friday, prosecutors said the release had been "canceled" because the judicial process had not been completed.