Last updated: 31 July, 2011

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.