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UC Berkeley Grads Sentenced To Eight Years In Iranian Prison

Two UC Berkeley graduates arrested more than two years ago while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border have been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges that include espionage, state TV reported Saturday, a sharp blow to hopes their release was imminent.

CBS San Francisco–08/20/2011

A picture obtained from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows detained US hikers (L-R) Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal waiting to meet their mothers for the first time since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Verdict For Imprisoned Bay Area Hikers Expected This Week

The families of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will have to wait a bit longer to learn their fate, as they continue to be held in an Iranian prison on espionage charges.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/31/2011

A picture obtained from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows detained US hikers (L-R) Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal waiting to meet their mothers for the first time since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyer Believes Two Cal Grads Jailed In Iran May Be Released

The two Cal Grads detained in Iran for espionage and illegal entry will get a court hearing this weekend.Their lawyer Masoud Shaflei told reporters he expects their release based on the holiday and the anniversary of their captivity.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/30/2011

American hikers Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal, (l-r), detained by Iranian authorities, accused of spying, Tehran, Iran. (AP)

Trial Set For UC Berkeley Grads Detained In Iran

Two University of California at Berkeley graduates are scheduled to stand trial in Iran on Sunday on charges of espionage and entering the country illegally.

CBS San Francisco–07/29/2011

A picture obtained from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows detained US hikers (L-R) Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal waiting to meet their mothers for the first time since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Families Of Detained Bay Area Hikers Show Support Through Hunger Strike

It has been almost two years since they were arrested and Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer remain in prison in Iran awaiting a trial.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/03/2011

Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali (center) is escorted away after joining other prominent American Muslims and clergy attending a news conference at the National Press Club on May 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. Ali and other prominent American Muslims and clergy appealed to Iran's Supreme Leader for the release Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, the two U.S. hikers detained in Iran since July 31, 2009. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Muhammad Ali Calls On Iran To Release Detained UC Grads

Leaders of the American Muslim community, along with boxing legend Muhammad Ali, are calling for the release of two U.S. hikers, who have been detained in Iran for more than 21 months.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/24/2011

A picture obtained from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows detained US hikers (L-R) Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal waiting to meet their mothers for the first time since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Mothers Hold Hunger Strike For Imprisoned Bay Area Hikers

The family of two UC Berkeley grads, imprisoned in Iran, are showing their support for their upcoming trial by going on a hunger strike.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/22/2011

A picture obtained from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows detained US hikers (L-R) Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal waiting to meet their mothers for the first time since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Trial Of UC Berkeley Grads Delayed Without Explanation

The Iranian lawyer for three UC Berkeley grad students charged with espionage said judicial authorities have not resumed their trial as planned.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/11/2011

American hikers Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal, (l-r), detained by Iranian authorities, accused of spying, Tehran, Iran. (AP)

Freed Cal Grad Won’t Return To Iran For Trial

UC Berkeley grad Sarah Shourd said she will not return to Iran to stand trial with two fellow hikers on spying charges.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/04/2011

A picture obtained from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows detained US hikers (L-R) Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal waiting to meet their mothers for the first time since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Cal Grad Hikers’ Families Hopeful After Iran Court Hearing

The families of two Americans charged with spying in Iran said Monday they’re glad that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were able to proclaim their innocence in a court in Tehran and that they hope the case is nearing an end.

CBS San Francisco–02/07/2011

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