Iran Cancels Release Of Detained American Hiker
Iran has canceled the release of Sarah Shourd, saying the legal process is incomplete.
“Because the legal procedure on her case is not finished, her release is canceled,” the ILNA news agency quoted him as saying.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said earlier on Friday President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had intervened in the planned release of Shourd who, along with the two other detained Americans, has been accused of spying.
“The reports (on her release) cannot be confirmed by the judiciary and of course any decision on the named suspects depends on taking the legal procedure,” he said.
Journalist had been invited to a ceremony Saturday for Shourd’s release.Click here for reuse options!
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