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U.S. hikers who were held in Iran are married in California

Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal
Two American hikers once imprisoned for spying in Iran were married Saturday in Northern California, The Associated Press is reporting.

Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd were married about 4 p.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location, the wire service reported. About 200 guests attended the wedding.

Bauer, Shourd and Josh Fattal, all UC Berkeley graduates, were arrested in July 2009 while hiking near the Iraq-Iran border. Iran accused the trio of spying, which they denied.

Shourd was released on medical grounds in 2010; Bauer and Fattal were released from Tehran’s Evin prison last year on a combined bail of $1 million.

Bauer proposed to Shourd while the two were imprisoned. A statement posted on the hikers’ Facebook page stated that Fattal would be the best man at the wedding.

-- Scott Glover

Photo: American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal, sit at the Esteghlal Hotel in Tehran, Iran. Credit: Associated Press

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