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AP Interview: Swiss envoy was never shown any evidence against US hikers detained in Iran
GENEVA (AP) ' Switzerland's ambassador in Iran says authorities there never showed her any evidence collected on two Americans who were convicted of spying but released last week on a $1 million bail.
Swiss envoy Livia Leu Agosti told The Associated Press that her embassy also tried but failed to be admitted to the Iranian trial last month of Joshua Fattal and Shane Bauer despite acting as their consular representatives in Iran.
Switzerland has represented the United States' diplomatic interests in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Fattal, Bauer and fellow American Sarah Shourd were detained in July 2009 along the Iran-Iraq border. They say they might have accidentally wandered into Iran but deny spying.
Shourd was released on bail before trial a year ago.