Americans in Iran may be charged with spying

August 4, 2009 5:48:29 PM PDT
Three Americans detained in Iran could be charged with spying.

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Iranian officials are considering the charges after arresting the hikers on Friday for illegally crossing into northern Iran from the Iraqi border.

Sara Shourd is from Oakland, Shane Bower graduated from UC Berkeley and Joshua Fatall is from Oregon.

Both U.S. and Iraqi officials are calling for the hikers' release, saying the three mistakenly crossed over the border.

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