US hikers return home from Iran jail


Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd, U.S. hikers who were held in Iran, board a flight back home in Muscat. Photo: Reuters.
Two American hikers who were imprisoned in Iran after straying into the country from Iraq have arrived in New York. The two - Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer - were arrested in 2009 and accused of spying. They were released from Tehran's notorious Evin prison two days ago after paying bail of one-million US dollars.

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