US Hikers Free at Last

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have been released after spending nearly 26 months in Evin Prison, Iran.

The families of the two hikers released from Iran on Wednesday September 21, 2011 @ 2:07 EST issued the following statement after the Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were released from Evin Prison and had left Tehran on the plane bound for Oman :

"Today can only be described as the best day of our lives. We have waited for nearly 26 months for this moment and the joy and relief we feel at Shane and Josh's long-awaited freedom knows no bounds. We now all want nothing more than to wrap Shane and Josh in our arms, catch up on two lost years and make a new beginning, for them and for all of us. For now, we especially would like to thank His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman and his envoy Dr. Salem Al Ismaily; our lawyer, Mr. Masoud Shafii; and the Swiss Ambassador to Iran, Livia Leu Agosti, and her colleagues, for working to make today a reality. At the same time, our deep gratitude extends to many, many others, from governments, institutions and noted campaigners to tens of thousands of people around the world. Their support for Shane, Josh, Sarah and our families has sustained us and comforted us throughout this time. Our appreciation for the warmth and love of our fellow human beings is unending and we know that Shane and Josh will always be grateful."

Here you can read the entire story of what happened to the 3 US Hikers.. Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer and Sarah Shroud

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