US religious envoys urge Iran to free 2 Americans

Iran`s courts have considered a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal that also could set aside eight-year prison sentences.

Tehran: A group of US Christian and Muslim envoys is returning from Tehran after holding talks with Iran`s president over the possible release of two Americans jailed as spies.

A statement by the interfaith delegation Monday says they urged Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other officials to release Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal on humanitarian grounds.

Iran`s courts have considered a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal that also could set aside their eight-year prison sentences. But the hard-line judiciary has not given any timetable for a possible release.
The two men were detained in July 2009 along the Iran-Iraq border, where they say they were hiking. A third American in the group, Sarah Shourd, was freed last year.

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