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US hikers to face Iran trial

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US hikers to face Iran trial


Two Americans arrested while hiking in Iran will go on trial next month on charges of espionage and illegally entering the Islamic Republic, authorities said on Wednesday.

Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer have been held in a Tehran jail for more than a year.

They will appear before judges on November 6

The announcement that the pair will go on trial comes one month after their friend, Sarah Shroud, was released after facing similar charges.

The three, who were arrested in July last year, deny the allegations, insisting they mistakenly entered Iran after getting lost during a trek in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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