By. Muhammad Nazarudin
Tehran, – Two American climbers who were imprisoned in Iran on espionage charges the Iranian government will be freed after paying bail.
They can breathe free air after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in an interview with NBC television on Tuesday (13 / 9), said they would be released within the next two days.
“Americans would be released after bail is paid,” explained Masoud Shafii, a lawyer for the two Americans.
According to him, the bail for both U.S. citizens of U.S. $ 1 million, respectively, U.S. $ 500 thousand.
Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal arrested near the mountainous region in the Iraq-Iran border on July 31, 2009. They were arrested with the three climbers, Sarah Shourd. Shourd already left Iran in September last year after receiving assistance from humanitarian groups there.
The deposit must be paid for freedom Shourd also amounted to U.S. $ 500 thousand. Money paid by America through Oman, the U.S. allies in the Gulf state.
All three U.S. citizens were adamant not guilty has been entered Iranian territory while hiking in the Kurdish region, Iraq. Iran accused them of spying and illegally entering the territory.
The case has worsening relations between America and Iran, already strained because of the ownership of Iran’s nuclear program, Iran’s support to regional armed groups, and the rejection of Iran against Israel.