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Curious About Who Paid The Bail?

By Ken Tucci, WBZ-TV
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American hikers Shane Bauer (L) and Josh Fattal (R). (Photo credit MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)

American hikers Shane Bauer (L) and Josh Fattal (R). (Photo credit MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)

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We were wondering who paid the million dollars for the 2 hikers that have just been released? – Paul, Brewster

I’m curious who is actually paying the “bail” money that it cost to free those hikers that thought it would be fun to hike along the Iranian border? By the way, who thinks that? – D, Hudson

The “sultanate of Oman” paid the bail/fine for the 2 hikers, according to the lawyer who represents the men.  Oman is an oil rich country next to Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

President Obama thanked the leaders of Oman, Iraq and Switzerland for helping negotiate the release.

Do you think it was Oman’s money or did they just hand it over?  Do you think the hikers just made a dumb mistake and walked where they shouldn’t have, or are there other explanations?

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