Iran releases female US national
Iran has released American national Sarah Shourd on a bail of $500,000 -- 14 months after she was arrested along with two other Americans for illegally entering Iran, Press TV reported.
Shourd, 31, Shane Michael Bauer and Joshua Felix Fattal, both 27, were arrested in the Iranian territory in July 2009 after illegally crossing the border from the mountains of northern Iraq's Kurdistan region.
The three American detainees were charged with espionage after the Tehran prosecutor found "compelling evidence" that the trio had been cooperating with US intelligence agencies.
The decision comes after the Islamic Republic earlier called off the release of Shourd over unresolved legal issues.