Iran Releases American Hikers

September 21, 2011 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 11:54 AM EDT

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Iran Releases American Hikers

September 21, 2011 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 11:54 AM EDT

A pair of American hikers who have been jailed in Iran for more than two years were released Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 29, were freed on $1 million bail, according to the report. They had been held in Iran since July 2009, and were sentenced in August to eight years in prison for espionage and entering Iran illegally.

Read the Wall Street Journal story HERE.