NewsCore reports Masoud Shafii has been barred from leaving the country. His passport was confiscated as he was trying to board a plane for the United States.
Iran courts cast doubt on hikers' release
Iran's powerful judiciary says it's still studying a bail offer that would free a Minnesota native and his friend imprisoned there. Just a day earlier Iran's president said the Americans could be free in a couple of days. But the president has long been locked in a power struggle with the country's clerics, who control the courts.