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U.S. hikers in Iran seek to appeal jail sentence

TEHRAN — The lawyer of two American hikers sentenced to eight years in jail on charges of espionage and illegal entry told AFP Sunday he has appealed the verdict, stressing his clients are innocent. “I appealed the verdict yesterday (Saturday) and it is up to the judges in the appeals…

Verdict on three U.S. hikers detained in Iran expected ‘soon’

TEHRAN — The trial of three US hikers held for exactly two years on espionage charges was completed on Sunday and a verdict will be issued “soon,” Al-Alam television said, quoting Iran’s general prosecutor. “The last session was held today in Bench 15 of the Revolutionary Court,” Gholam Hossein Mohseni…

US hikers in Iran court, hope for end to ordeal

A new hearing opens Sunday in the trial of three American hikers who face espionage charges in Iran after straying into the country two years ago, an ordeal their lawyer hopes will have a happy ending. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 29, were arrested along with Sarah Shourd, 32,…

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