Bail-for-freedom deal for American hikers hits snag

    A defense attorney working to negotiate the release of two American hikers jailed in Iran hit a snag yesterday.

    Masoud Shafiei, the attorney representing hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, wasn’t able to complete the paperwork on a $1 million bail deal because one of the judges needed to sign the documents is on vacation, the Associated Press reports.

    According to the AP, one judge has already signed the documents in the bail-for-freedom deal.

    The two hikers have been in jail in Iran for more than two years after they were detained in July 2009.

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    Shafiei told the Associated Press he had no choice but to wait until Tuesday.

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