Mothers of Americans held in Iran send video

AP News
Posted: Nov 25, 2009 3:49 PM

The mothers of three Americans held captive in Iran have recorded video messages they hope Iranian authorities will deliver to their children.

From their homes in Minnesota, California and Pennsylvania, the mothers of Shane Bauer, Nora Shourd and Josh Fattal ask their kids to stay positive and express hope that Iranian authorities will take mercy on them.

The three were detained in July after straying across the Iranian border from Iraq. Their families say they were hiking, but an Iranian prosecutor recently accused them of espionage.

The families sent copies of the video to the Iranian ambassador to the U.N. and to Iranian authorities asking they be given to their children. The video was posted on the families' Web site on Wednesday.


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