May 11th, 2011
05:21 AM ET

Trial for U.S. hikers held in Iran postponed

An official at the Swiss Embassy in Tehran says the trial of American citizens Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer has again been delayed.

"I have been able to verify that the session has actually been postponed due to the absence of the two prisoners. They were not brought in from prison," said a Swiss diplomat, who according to protocol, asked not to be identified.

"There were no reasons given why they were not brought in."

The Swiss Embassy represents U.S. interests in Iran. Fattal and Bauer were scheduled to appear on espionage charges at the Revolutionary Court in Tehran on Wednesday morning.

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  1. funkybunch

    What were they thinking? or not thinking.

    May 11, 2011 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. syndr

    They were just hiking huh........

    May 11, 2011 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. funkybunch

    Two Americans hiking through Iran, I'm sure they had cameras taking pictures as they went along. They might be guilty of espionage or just really stupid.

    May 11, 2011 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey

    What a way to spend your time!
    "I love to go
    a wandering..."
    Be Prepared.

    May 11, 2011 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |