Two Americans who freed Iran, Arrives in Oman
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Two Americans who freed Iran, Arrives in Oman

Muscat : Oman | Sep 22, 2011 at 3:26 AM PDT
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US Hikers Freed by Iran Arrive in Oman

Two Americans who had been imprisoned in Iran since 2009 on charges of spying, arrived in Oman and was greeted by their families in a happy reunion.

The plane carrying Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal arrived in the capital of Oman, Muscat, on Wednesday afternoon. This is the first part of their journey back to America.

CNN Oman quoted officials as saying the two men were likely to stay in Oman for one or two days before leaving for America.

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal submitted to the delegation of Oman on Wednesday morning after a judge agreed to order their release on bail a combined worth a million dollars.

Iranian authorities have arrested Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and third Americans - Sarah Shourd - on charges of spying in 2009. Tehran says they illegally crossed into Iranian territory from Iraq. Iran frees Sarah Shourd last year with 500 thousand dollars bail and he has returned to America.

The third family of wanderers that have given statements, which express a sense of relief over the release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal "can not be described in words". They also said it wanted to hug both men and "longing to meet for two years".

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Two U.S. citizens, Shane Bauer (left) and Josh Fattal released after paying bail of 1 million U.S. dollars.
rsa76 is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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