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New Details Emerge on Iran Hiker's Bail

A few details emerged Wednesday about the $500,000 bail paid to Iran for the release American Sarah Shourd.

The source of the bail payment still hasn't been disclosed. But Tehran's chief prosecutor said the amount will arrive later this week after the holiday period in Oman that marks then end of the holy month of Ramadan.

He said the bail "will be confiscated" if Shourd does not return for possible trial on spy charges.

His comments, reported by the semiofficial ISNA news agency, suggest the bail will be money and not a possible barter deal to bypass U.S. sanctions.

Shourd's attorney told The Associated Press that a "foreign individual paid the bail in Muscat." He said he doesn't know the identity of the individual, but that it wasn't a government.

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