UC Berkeley hiker discovers breast lump in Iran

This combination of undated file photos released by freethehikers.org shows Sarah Shourd. (AP Photo/freethehikers.org, File)

August 5, 2010 12:19:55 AM PDT
Sarah Shourd, one of 3 U.C. Berkeley graduates locked in an Iranian prison, has discovered a lump in her breast.

That's according to Sarah's mother, who just received a rare phone call from her daughter.

Nora Shourd is now appealing for the United Nations human rights panel to intervene with Iranian authorities and move Sarah out of solitary confinement.

Sarah Shourd and two of her friends were arrested one year ago, after crossing the border into Iran while on a hiking trip.

They are accused of spying, but have yet to be charged with a crime.