Relatives of missing hikers in Iran speak out

August 21, 2009 2:06:25 PM PDT
Relatives of the three American hikers who are being detained in Iran say they are careful planners who apparently made a mistake by accidentally crossing the border.

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They don't know where the hikers are being held, and they're pushing diplomats to find out exactly where they are, and to help secure their release.

The mother of Sara Shourd read the last e-mail she had received from her daughter during an interview with all three mothers on CNN.

"Actually we're in northern Iraq, it's totally safe, the Kurds in this area have been pro American since 1991 no single American has ever been hurt on Kurdish territory so don't worry," said Nora Shourd.

The hikers have been in custody since July 31st when they entered Iran from Iraq, without authorization.

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