TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A lawyer representing three Americans jailed in Iran for 10 months says his clients will meet their mothers again today.
The attorney, Masoud Shafii, told The Associated Press that the three were taken back to prison on Thursday evening, after their first reunion with their mothers. The emotional meeting was broadcast on a main Iranian international TV channel.
The mothers arrived in Iran on Wednesday for a weeklong visit in hopes of securing their children's release.
Iran has accused the trio - Sarah Shourd, 31; her boyfriend, Shane Bauer, 27; and their friend Josh Fattal, 27 - of spying. Relatives say the three were simply hiking in Iraq's scenic and largely peaceful mountainous northern Kurdish region.