2 Americans jailed as spies in Iran for 2 years have been released from Tehran prison

2 Americans jailed as spies in Iran for 2 years have been released from Tehran prison

September 21st, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

In this Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 file photo, US hikers Shane Bauer, left, and Josh Fattal, attend their trail in Iran. (AP Photo/Press TV, File)

TEHRAN, Iran - Two Americans jailed in Iran as spies have been released from Tehran's prison after more than two years in custody.

Associated Press reporters saw a convoy of vehicles with Swiss and Omani diplomats leaving Evin prison Wednesday with the freed Americans inside. They headed to Tehran international airport.

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were freed after their Iranian lawyer obtained signatures of two judges on a bail-for-freedom deal. A $1 million bail - $500,000 for each one - was posted.

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