Cindy Hickey, Nora Shourd
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US hiker's mother 'hopeful' of release from Iran

Iran is to free on Saturday one of three detained American hikers accused of espionage, officials in Tehran say.

An Iranian official named her as Sarah Shourd, 31. No reason has been given for her release.

She was seized with Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 27, last July. Tehran accuses them of entering illegally and having links to US intelligence.

Cindy Hickey, mother of detained hiker Shane Bauer hopes that the release of her son will follow.

  • 10 Sep 2010
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