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May 13th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Glimmer of hope for hikers' moms

(CNN) – There are new developments for three American hikers who are detained in Iran. Their mothers have been granted visas to visit them

Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal were arrested last July. Accused of spying, they've been in prison in Tehran with little opportunity to talk to their families.

Josh Fattal's mother, Laura, and his brother, Alex, joined us on Thursday's American Morning.


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. W Harris

    I cannot imagine any circumstance when I would ever consider it a good idea to go for a "walk" on the Iran/Iraq border.... In fact, it's so stupid, is it any wonder that even the Iraqis believe these 3 must be spies??????

    May 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  2. Nani Aspinwall

    These hikers appreciate cultures, nature, exploration, peace and cooperation. We need them in our world today. and they deserve to be released. I'm so happy the mom's and kids will get to see each other.

    May 14, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  3. Joseph Daniel Brian Lawlor

    Watched the piece John. A glimmer of hope in a world growing with dispair always nice to see.

    There is a chance that mother could return with all three who are being held at this time. Roses...love that garden John but sometimes a disease sets in and the entire crop needs to be clipped....

    May 13, 2010 at 9:21 am |