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"Free the Hikers" campaign to free 3 American hikers from an Iran jail


PINE CITY, MN (WKOW) -- The families of three American hikers jailed in Iran dealt with a tough Mother's Day.

Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal have been jailed since July, when their families say they strayed over the border while hiking in Iraq.

The families have struggled to free them, but Iranian officials believe they might have links to U.S. intelligence. This weekend, six restaurants in Pine City, Minnesota -- home to Bauer's mother -- will donate part of their proceeds to the families' "Free the Hikers" campaign.

The families of all three hikers say they're grateful for the show of support.

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