US hiker in Iranian jail allowed brief call to mom

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - August 5, 2010

That's according to Sarah Shourd's mother, Nora. She said Thursday that her 31-year-old daughter reached her on her cell phone on Monday and they talked for three or four minutes.

The mother says they talked about her daughter's health problems and her solitary confinement in Tehran's Evin prison. She says her daughter has asked jailers for medical treatment.

Nora Shourd says her daughter told her, "They won't listen to me."

Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were arrested along the Iraqi border, and Iran accuses them of spying. Their families deny that accusation.

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