No Surprise: Hikers Iranian Trial Postponed

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 7:37 am

The trial for the two American hikers charged with espionage in Iran has been postponed.

The Associated Press is reporting that Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal’s trial was delayed because the two never showed up at the courthouse.

They were due to go on trial Wednesday, but Iranian officials offered no insight as to why the men were not brought to court.

Bauer is a Minnesota native with ties to Pine City. His fiancée Sarah Shourd, who was also arrested, was released last September on $500,000 bail and is being charged in absentia.

Bauer (pictured below) and Fattal have been held since July 2009 after being taken into custody on the Iran-Iraq border.

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