Freed American hiker begins her journey home
September 18, 2010 by Post Team
Freed American hiker begins her journey home:Before you begin your trip back home to the United States of America free Shourd Oman thanked Sarah hiker on Saturday to secure his release and said that this nation forever occupy a special place in his heart as the place where he regained his freedom.
“I always associate his country with the first breath of my freedom,” he told reporters at the Muscat International Airport. “The sweet smell of sandalwood. Standing by the sea and listening to the waves.”
Looking relaxed and with a touch of sun on your face, Shourd spoke briefly before leaving with his mother and uncle of Dubai, from where you will board a flight to the United States. Is expected to return to the U.S. at some point on Sunday.
She spoke of her captivity. In its place, she said took a walk on the beach and visited the Sultan Qaboos Great Mosque, which she called a quiet and powerful worship.
She said she hoped to show the mosque before her boyfriend, Shane Bauer, and his friend Josh Fattal, was imprisoned in Tehran.
She describes her stay in Oman as woefully short, perhaps reflecting conflicting emotions about leaving and Fattal Bauer back in the Middle East as it makes its way home.
“I thank the good people of Oman for their support and ask that you please extend your prayers for my boyfriend, Shane, and my friend Josh.”
“Inshallah,” he said, using the Arabic word which means God willing, “which will soon be free.”
Shourd Oman arrived Tuesday on a chartered flight from Tehran. His bail was set by sources of Oman, a senior administration official Obama said.
Shourd, 32, Bauer, 28, and Fattal, 28, were arrested in July 2009 after he allegedly diverted through an unmarked border in Iran during a tour in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
Iran accused the three of espionage, a charge the United States and campers have declined.
Iranian officials have said Bauer and Fattal remain in jail until his trial. The official IRNA agency reported that his detention had been extended two months.
A judge allowed Shourd be released on bail due to his medical condition, IRNA reported. Shourd had a pre-existing gynecological problem, and his family says he now has a lump in her breast, according to Masoud Shafii, his lawyer in Iran.
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