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Iran postpones American woman's release

 FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, Cindy Hickey, mother of Shane Bauer, right, Nora Shourd, mother of Sarah Shourd, center, and Laura Fattal, le...
 FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd, center, and Josh Fattal, sit at the Esteghlal Hotel in Tehra...
 FILE - In this May 21, 2010 file photo, Sarah Shourd, left, hugs her mother Nora Shourd, as Shane Bauer, second right, hugs his mother Cindy Hickey, ...

Iran US Hikers

FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, Cindy Hickey, mother of Shane Bauer, right, Nora Shourd, mother of Sarah Shourd, center, and Laura Fattal, le...

Iran US Hikers

FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd, center, and Josh Fattal, sit at the Esteghlal Hotel in Tehra...

Iran US Hikers

FILE - In this May 21, 2010 file photo, Sarah Shourd, left, hugs her mother Nora Shourd, as Shane Bauer, second right, hugs his mother Cindy Hickey, ...

Iran's state news agency has confirmed that Tehran has postponed the planned release of an American woman who has been jailed for more than a year.
IRNA on Friday quoted the deputy chief of communication for the Iranian president's office, Mohammed Hassan Salilhimaram, as saying Sarah Shourd's release scheduled for Saturday had been delayed.
He gave no further details.
Shourd and two friends were arrested along the Iran-Iraq border in July 2009. Iran has accused them of illegal border crossing and spying. Their families say they were hiking and that if they crossed the border, they did so unwittingly.


Updated : 2021-08-02 21:35 GMT+08:00