News today that one of the three Americans, known as The Hikers, will be released from Iran. Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have been held in the Evin prison in Tehran for over a year. The three friends were hiking near the Iraq border with Iran. It is not known which of the three will be released. I’ll have details when available.
UPDATE 9-14-11: Today there are reports that the Sultanate of Oman has sent an aircraft for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, and will pay the $500,000 bail for each man, as they did for Sarah Shourd. I’ll have more as details are available.