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Detained hikers in Iran engaged; 3rd hiker best man

Monday, May 24, 2010
Cindy Hickey, mother of Shane Bauer, right, Nora Shourd, mother of Sarah Shourd, 3rd right, and Laura Fattal, second left, mother of Josh Fattal hug their children at the Esteghlal hotel in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 20, 2010.

Cindy Hickey, mother of Shane Bauer, right, Nora Shourd, mother of Sarah Shourd, 3rd right, and Laura Fattal, second left, mother of Josh Fattal hug their children at the Esteghlal hotel in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 20, 2010. Iran detained the three Americans _ Sarah Shourd, 31; her boyfriend, Shane Bauer, 27; and their friend Josh Fattal, 27 _ along the Iraqi border and have accused them of spying. Their relatives reject the accusation and say the three were hiking in Iraq's scenic and largely peaceful northern Kurdish region. (AP Photo/Press TV)

Two of the three UC Berkeley grads being held in Iran have gotten engaged in prison.

The mothers of the three Americans were in Tehran last week see their children. During their visit, they learned that Shane Bauer proposed to Sarah Shourd. He used threads from his shirt to make a ring, and proposed in the prison's exercise area.

The two plan to get married as soon as they're back in the U.S. Fellow prisoner Josh Fattal will be their best man.

The three hikers were taken into custody last July along the border between Iraq and Iran.

Over the weekend, Iran said it would be open to a prisoner swap.

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