Two Americans who were detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago have been married in Northern California, a family friend said Sunday.
Family members of the two hikers were able to meet them in Oman to begin the celebration of freedom, but friends were still waiting to welcome Joshua Fattal home.
Two Americans jailed in Iran as spies have been released from Tehran’s prison after more than two years in custody.
An official with Oman’s foreign ministry says the Gulf nation has sent a plane to Tehran amid efforts toward a bail-for-freedom deal for two Americans jailed for spying.
A defense attorney says Iran has set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges.
Twenty-nine-year old American hikers Josh Fattal, whose family lives in Elkins Park, Montgomery County and Shane Bauer have been in jail in Iran for two years.
Two American hikers held captive in Iran have called home for only the third time since their arrest nearly two years ago.
Authorities in Iran yesterday delayed trial for a Montgomery County man and another hiker who are charged with spying. It’s another disappointment for their families.
It may be a somber “happy hour” at Tavern on Broad Friday night when the mother and brother of captured hiker Josh Fattal speak.
After a year and a half behind bars in Iran, the trial of three Americans accused of spying began Sunday in a closed-door courtroom in Tehran.
The families of the men being held are getting some help from local businesses to boost the fight to bring them home.