Their children have been languishing in Iran’s most notorious jail for the last ten months.
The mothers of three US students arrested on suspicion of spying have been allowed to see them for the first time, and have pleaded with Tehran to set them free.
Wearing the headscarves required under Iran’s Islamic dress code, the women welcomed their offspring to their Tehran hotel suite with tears of joy.
Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal claim to have strayed over the border while hiking in northern Iraq last July.
The three have not been formally charged and say there has so far been no indication of what will happen to them next.