Iran prosecutor confirms jail term for US 'hikers'

August 21, 2011 11:28


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TEHRAN - Tehran's chief prosecutor confirmed on Sunday eight-year jail sentences for two Americans arrested more than two years ago on spying charges, the ISNA news agency reported.

Prosecutor-General Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi told a news conference that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal had 20 days to appeal the verdict, ISNA said, confirming news leaked to Iranian state TV on Saturday.

There was still no verdict on Sarah Shourd, who was arrested with the others on July 31, 2009 near Iran's border with Iraq where they said they were hiking, Dolatabadi said.

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