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Iran Calls Britons’ Alleged Mistreatment a ‘Lie’ April 8, 2007

Posted by infidelkafirwatch in Uncategorized.

(A reminder, never to trust an English in the dark and now not in any circumstances)

LONDON, April 7 — An Iranian official said Saturday that allegations of mistreatment from a British naval team seized last month in the Persian Gulf were unfounded and stage-managed.

“The mistreatment of the sailors is a lie,” said Ali Akbar Javanfekr, Iran’s presidential press adviser, according to Agence France-Presse. “By dictating certain statements made by the freed troops, the British authorities are seeking to improve their situation and diminish the pressure of British public opinion.”

he 15 sailors and marines were captured by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in what they insist were Iraqi waters. Iran, which contends that the crew had crossed into Iranian waters, released the group Wednesday in a gesture President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called a gift to the British people.

The crew began two weeks of compassionate leave Saturday.

In a news conference Friday, six of the crew members said they were psychologically intimidated during their 13 days of captivity, and described being blindfolded and lined up facing a wall in a Tehran prison while guards cocked their guns.

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