Iran is charging three American hikers with espionage, a Tehran prosecutor said Monday.
The three Americans have been detained since July 31 on charges of illegally crossing the border from Iraqi Kurdistan into Iran. Their family and friends say it was an innocent mistake.
The announcement of the charges comes only days after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met privately with the families of Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal, who were detained along the Iran-Iraq border at the end of July.
Alex Fattal, the brother of hiker Josh Fattal, spoke to Kiran Chetry on CNN's American Morning Tuesday.