Moms of 3 Americans jailed in Iran get visas

This combination of undated file photos released by shows, from left; Joshua Fattal, Shane Bauer, and Sarah Shourd. (AP Photo/, File)

May 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The families of the UC Berkeley graduates being held in Iran have obtained their visas.

The mothers of Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd, and Shane Bauer had been trying for months to get the visas so they could visit their children.

The three friends were hiking in Iraq back in July when they claim they crossed into Iran accidentally.

They're accused of espionage.

Iran announced this week the mothers will be able to visit their children on humanitarian grounds.