Iran: 2 Hikers Will Face Trial

Clinton confirms Nov.6 trial date, still hopes for release
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2010 5:41 AM CDT
American hikers Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd stand prior to meeting with their mothers at the Esteghlal hotel in Tehran, Friday, May 21, 2010.   (AP Photo/Press TV)
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(Newser) – After more than a year in an Iranian prison, American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal are headed to trial, says Iran's intelligence minister. "The two Americans will be tried," Heidar Moslehi said. "We will hand any evidence we have to the judiciary." Hillary Clinton confirmed that she'd been told of a Nov. 6 trial date, but still hoped for the hikers' release, reports Reuters.

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