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Updated: January 31, 2011 20:08 IST

Iran summons American woman for February 6 trial

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This file photo taken on May 20, 2010, shows Sarah Shourd at a hotel in Tehran, Iran. AP.
This file photo taken on May 20, 2010, shows Sarah Shourd at a hotel in Tehran, Iran. AP.

Iran says it has summoned an American woman to return to the country and stand trial on February 6 along with two other Americans who are still in custody. The three are accused of spying.

The Americans were arrested on July 31, 2009, after crossing the border from northern Iraq’s scenic Kurdish region, where their families say they were vacationing and hiking.

Since her release on bail in September, Sarah Shourd has said they did not intentionally cross the unmarked border. She returned to the United States after 14 months in a Tehran jail.

Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi says a Revolutionary Court in Tehran has summoned Ms. Shourd to return and stand trial.

Her fiance, Shane Bauer, and their friend Josh Fattal remain in prison in Iran.

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