Moms of US hikers held in Iran start hunger strike

US hikers Shane Bauer, left, and Josh Fattal, attend their trail at the Tehran Revolutionary Court, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Press TV)

May 19, 2011 6:31:59 AM PDT
The mothers of two U.S. hikers held in Iran for nearly two years said they are starting a hunger strike Thursday in solidarity with their sons, whom they believe are fasting while awaiting trial on espionage charges.