Moms of 3 Americans jailed in Iran get visas

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 12, 2010 19:07

 
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Visas have been approved for the families of three American hikers jailed in Iran but no date has been set for the families to visit them, a mother of one of the hikers said Wednesday.

Nora Shourd told The Associated Press that family of 27-year-old Josh Fattal picked up the travel documents from the Iranian interest section in Washington, D.C., so the visas are "finally in our hands.""We're really over-the-top excited about this," Shourd said. "I can barely breathe this morning. We've waited for this so long. And it's going to be wonderful to see these kids, absolutely wonderful."



Shourd's daughter, Sarah, 31, has been held with Fattal and Shane Bauer, 27, since the three were arrested along the Iraqi border in July.

Nora Shourd, of Oakland, California, said the families don't know yet when they'll leave and how long the visit will be.

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