Shane Bauer (left) and Josh Fattal are seen during the first session of the trial
A picture released by Iran's state-run Press TV shows US hikers Shane Bauer (left) and Josh Fattal, detained in Iran on spying charges, during the first session of their trial at the Tehran Revolutionary Court in the Iranian capital on February 6, 2011. The trial of the hikers has been completed and a verdict is be issued "soon", Al-Alam television said, quoting Iran's general prosecutor. © - AFP/Pree TV/File
Shane Bauer (left) and Josh Fattal are seen during the first session of the trial
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Last updated: February 6, 2012

Verdict on US hikers in Iran 'soon'

The trial of three US hikers held for two years on espionage charges was completed on Sunday and a verdict is be issued "soon", Al-Alam television said, quoting Iran's general prosecutor.

"The last session was held today in Bench 15 of the Revolutionary Court," Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie told the Arabic-language channel.

"The final defence of the accused was heard. The end of the legal examination was announced and the verdict will be issued soon," said Ejeie, who also acts as spokesman for the judiciary in the Islamic republic.

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