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Two Hikers sentenced to 8 years last month for Spying and Illegally Entering Iran to be released

In an interview with Ann Curry of NBC News, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran plans to release the two hikers who were sentenced to 8 years in Iran prison for spying and illegally entering Iran.  Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were arrested in July of 2009, tried before an Irani Court, convicted and sentenced to 8 years for their alleged crimes.  As a condition of their release, a bail of $500,000 has been set by Iran and Bauer and Fattal will be released once the bail has been paid.  According to Ahmadinejad, their release should occur in “in a couple of days.”

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