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American jailed in Iran could be home soon


IRAN (WKOW) -- Right now, an American woman jailed in Iran is on the verge of heading home, but her two friends who are also in an Iran jail could be on their way to trial.

Tehran's chief prosecutor says Sarah Shourd will be released due to her poor health - if she pays half a million dollars bail.

U.S. officials say that money will not come from the government.

Shourd was one of three arrested last summer for illegally crossing into Iran from Iraq.

They're accused of being spies but their supporters say they were on a hiking trip and crossed the border by accident.

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