Detained hikers phone home over Thanksgiving

This combination of undated file photos released by freethehikers.org shows, from left; Joshua Fattal, Shane Bauer, and Sarah Shourd. (AP Photo/freethehikers.org, File)
November 29, 2010 8:59:12 AM PST
Two American hikers detained in Iran spoke to their families over the Thanksgiving holiday on the phone. It's only the second they've talked in more than a year.

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal called home on Saturday morning and the families say the conversations lasted about five minutes each and focused on the increasing isolation.

They and a third hiker, Sarah Shourd are charged with spying and have a Feb. 6 trial date in Iran. Shourd was released in September.

The three former UC graduates were arrested near the Iran-Iraq border in 2009 and they claim they were just hiking.


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