Families await news on trial of US hikers in Iran

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Posted: May 09, 2011 7:28 PM
Families await news on trial of US hikers in Iran

The mother of one of two American hikers held in Iran for nearly two years says she'll be up before dawn on Wednesday waiting for any news as they go on trial on allegations of spying for the U.S.

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal are due to go on trial in Tehran on Wednesday. Their families say the men were hiking in northern Iraq when they were arrested by Iranian soldiers in 2009. Bauer's fiancee was arrested with them but was released in September and is back in the U.S.

Bauer's mother Cindy Hickey, who lives in Pine City, Minn., said Monday that the families haven't received new information on how they're doing since receiving a Christmas card in December.

U.S. authorities have repeatedly called for their release.

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