State Department confirms Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, captured by the Iranian government while hiking along the Iran-Iraq border and charged with espionage, were freed today.
Sarah Shourd was released earlier this month after being detained in July 2009 in Iran. Sarah Shourd, Laura Fattal and Cindy Hickey ï¿½ the mothers of Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer speak to Anchor Lisa Mullins.
Earlier this week, one of three American hikers who had been detained in Iran since last summer was released from prison. We talk to Alex Fattal, older brother of one of the remaining detained hikers, Joshua Fattal's.
President Barack Obama has welcomed Iran's release of American Sarah Shourd and said he remained hopeful that Tehran would demonstrate ï¿½renewed compassionï¿½ by freeing her companions. Lisa Mullins talks with Iran expert Haleh Esfandiari.
The three young Americans detained in Iran are charged with espionage, a crime punishable by death.
Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal, three American hikers, were arrested for crossing the border into Iran. Sandy Close, executive director of Pacific News Service, joins The Takeaway to discuss the capture.