Ahmadinejad says freeing US hikers is humanitarian gesture

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 13, 2011 17:32

 
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday in an interview with the Washington Post that he was arranging for the release of two American hikers convicted of spying in Iran.

“I am helping to arrange for their release in a couple of days so they will be able to return home... This is of course going to be a unilateral humanitarian gesture,” Ahmadinejad said.

Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd were arrested in 2009 while hiking the Iran-Iraq border. Shourd was freed on bail but Fattal and Bauer stood trial for spying in the summer of 2011, and when convicted, were sentenced to 8 years in prison.

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