2 hikers held in Iran to return to US on Sunday
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two Americans released from an Iranian prison will return to the U.S. on Sunday after more being held for more than two years as accused spies.
A spokeswoman for the families says Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were to return from the Middle East on Sunday afternoon. She is declining to publicly release details of their arrival.
The two were released this week. They arrived Wednesday in Oman under a $1 million bail deal and were embraced by relatives. Also on hand was Sarah Shourd, their fellow hiker who was freed by Iran last year.
The three were detained in July 2009 along the Iran-Iraq border. They say they were only hiking in Iraq's relatively peaceful Kurdish region. Last month, Fattal and Bauer were sentenced to eight years in prison.