MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two American hikers accused of spying and imprisoned in Iran are planning to get married in the spring.
Cindy Hickey, the mother of Minnesota native Shane Bauer, says her son will marry Californian Sarah Shourd on May 5 in the San Francisco area.
Bauer, Shourd and their friend, Josh Fattal, were arrested by Iranian soldiers in July 2009 as they hiked near the Iraq-Iran border. Bauer proposed to Shourd while both were in prison, fashioning an impromptu ring out of threads from his shirt.
Thirty-three-year-old Shourd was released after 14 months, but Bauer and Fattal, both 29, were held for more than two years before being freed on bail in September.
Fattal, an environmental activist, is from Elkins Park, a Philadelphia suburb.