Clemency was granted in Iran to Sarah Shourd, one of three Americans who crossed in to Iran via Iraq’s northern Kurdish border. Shourd’s clemency is an act of kindness at the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Shourd and two other Americans have been held in Iraq since July 2009. There is some speculation that they are going to try the trio - now the duo - as spies.
Previously, the Iranian government also allowed the detainees to see their mothers one time - at the same hotel where Sarah Shourd will be released.
Clemency is common at the end of Ramadan. If Shourd is released, this is going to be great news as she has reported that she has health problems that need to be tended to, including a lump in her breast and precancerous cervical cells.