Families maintain hope Iran will release hikers

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)

August 21, 2011 7:44:40 AM PDT
Relatives of two American men arrested more than two years ago in Iran said Sunday that the news they had received eight-year prison sentences for spying hit them hard, but they remain hopeful the men will eventually be released.