Former Cal Grads Coming Home After 2 Years In Iranian PrisonTwo Americans freed from an Iranian prison told reporters Saturday they were "eager to go home" just before boarding their flight to the U.S. from Oman, the Gulf state that helped mediate their release after more than two years in custody on accusations of spying.
Cal Grads Fly To Freedom After Release From Iran PrisonTwo UC Berkeley graduates jailed in Iran as spies were released from Tehran’s prison on Wednesday after more than two years in custody.
Freedom Imminent For Cal Graduates Jailed In IranIran's foreign minister said Saturday that the courts are willing in "the near future" to commute the prison sentences for two Americans convicted of spying. The Americans' lawyer, meanwhile, was in court trying to arrange a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal.
Secretary Clinton Hopeful About Cal Grad Hikers ReleaseSecretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday they continue to hope that the Iranian regime will release the two men as a humanitarian gesture.
Oman Sends Plane To Iran For Detained Cal GradsAn official with Oman’s foreign ministry said the Gulf nation has sent a plane to Tehran amid efforts toward a bail-for-freedom deal for two UC Berkeley grads jailed for spying.
Cal Hikers Set To Be Freed From IranIran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said two UC Berkeley grads jailed in Iran on charges of espionage for two years could be freed this week.
UC Berkeley Grads Sentenced To Eight Years In Iranian PrisonTwo 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.
Verdict For Imprisoned Bay Area Hikers Expected This WeekThe 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.
Lawyer Believes Two Cal Grads Jailed In Iran May Be ReleasedThe 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.
Trial Set For UC Berkeley Grads Detained In IranTwo University of California at Berkeley graduates are scheduled to stand trial in Iran on Sunday on charges of espionage and entering the country illegally.
Families Of Detained Bay Area Hikers Show Support Through Hunger StrikeIt has been almost two years since they were arrested and Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer remain in prison in Iran awaiting a trial.