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Shourd, Bauer’s Mother Devasted By Trial Delay

Sarah Shourd and Cindy Hickey (Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Relatives of the two American men held in Iran on espionage charges are upset that their trial did not resume Wednesday.

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were not brought to court as scheduled and their attorney says Iranian officials gave no immediate explanation.

Bauer’s fiancée, Sarah Shourd, who was released in September, says it’s devastating news.

Shourd and Bauer’s mother, Cindy Hickey of Pine City, Minn., say they’re concerned about the men’s health.

Fattal’s mother, Laura Fattal of suburban Philadelphia, says it has to be devastating for the men as well. Fattal’s brother, Alex, says they were hoping this would be a moment of resolution.

The three Americans insist they were on an innocent hiking trip in northern Iraq when they were arrested by Iranian soldiers on July 31, 2009.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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