Wedding date for Iran hikers

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Two American hikers who were imprisoned in Iran after they were accused of spying are planning to get married.

Cindy Hickey, the mother of Shane Bauer, said her son will marry Sarah Shourd on 5 May in the San Francisco area. Mr Bauer, Ms Shourd and their friend, Josh Fattal, were arrested in 2009 as they hiked near the Iraq-Iran border. Mr Bauer proposed to Ms Shourd while they were in jail.

Ms Shourd, 33, was released after 14 months, but Mr Bauer and Mr Fattal, both 29, were held for more than two years before being freed on bail in September.