U.S. hiker released from Iran; President Obama, world reacts to news
Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers detained for a year in Iran, has been released from prison, according to her attorney, Massoud Shafii. My colleague Thomas Erdbrink is following the story in Tehran.
Shafii said she would be released after the payment of a $500,000 bail.
Shroud, 32, was being held on charges of illegal entry and spying. Her two friends Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal still remain in custody.
Reuters reports President Barack Obama said he remained hopeful that Tehran would demonstrate "renewed compassion" by freeing Bauer and Fattal.
On the Facebook page "Free the Hikers," members celebrated the news with notes of "Hallelujah!" and "Now let's get the boys home!"
There have been 155 journalists imprisoned in 2010, according to Reporters Without Borders.
| September 14, 2010; 8:27 AM ET
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