Tags: Iran | US | Hikers

Iran Lawyer Fails to Get Bail Deal for 2 Americans

Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 06:24 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

TEHRAN, Iran — The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran says he has failed to obtain the second, key signature on bail arrangements for a possible release of his clients, convicted of spying.

Masoud Shafiei says he couldn't complete the paperwork on Sunday on the $1 million bail deal for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal because the second judge who was supposed to sign the documents is on vacation until Tuesday.

One judge signed the documents Saturday but two judges have to sign before the bail can be posted.

Shafiei tells the AP that he has "no choice but to wait."

Bauer and Fattal were sentenced last month each to eight years in prison. They deny the spying charges, but say they may have mistakenly crossed into Iran while hiking in northern Iraq.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran says he is waiting for a second, key signature on bail arrangements for a possible release of his clients, convicted of spying.

Masoud Shafiei says he is back in court on Sunday, trying to complete the paperwork on the $1 million bail deal for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal.

The two were sentenced last month each to eight years in prison.

Shafiei says one judge signed the documents on Saturday but a second judge has to sign before the bail can be posted. No timeframe was set for the pair's release.

Iran's foreign minister said Saturday the courts are willing to cancel the Americans' sentences in the "near future."

Bauer and Fattal say they may have mistakenly crossed into Iran while hiking in northern Iraq.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Undocumented Immigrants Picket White House to Demand Voice

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 21:58 PM

Undocumented immigrants picketed the White House on Monday, urging advocacy groups to refuse meetings with President Bar . . .

US: Russia Violated 1987 Nuclear Missile Treaty

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 21:41 PM

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 19 . . .

Doctor with Franklin Graham Charity Who Contracted Ebola in Grave Condition

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 19:36 PM

Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved