Iran shows video of British crew

Will post the video as soon as it gets hosted. You can click the link and watch it there.

Iran shows video of British crew – Yahoo! News

TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian state TV showed video Wednesday of 15 British sailors and marines who were seized last week, including a female captive in a white tunic and a black head scarf who said the British boats had “trespassed” in Iranian waters.

Britain called the broadcast “completely unacceptable” and said it was concerned that the statements from sailor Faye Turney were coerced. The British government earlier released what it called proof the boat crews were seized in Iraqi waters, and said it was freezing all “official bilateral business” with


except negotiations to release them.

Iran’s foreign minister said Turney — the only female captive — would be freed on Wednesday or Thursday, but British Prime Minister

Tony Blair‘s office said it had received no confirmation of that.

The British military said its vessels were 1.7 nautical miles inside Iraqi waters when they were taken Friday, and it released what it said were the GPS coordinates that proved that.

Several hours later, Tehran broadcast the video on an Arabic-language satellite channel, along with a letter from Turney saying the sailors and marines were inside Iranian waters when they were captured.

“Obviously we trespassed into their waters,” Turney said, sitting by herself against a floral curtain and smoking a cigarette.

“They were very friendly and very hospitable, very thoughtful, nice people. They explained to us why we’ve been arrested, there was no harm, no aggression,” she said.

Turney, 26, was also shown eating with several fellow sailors and marines.


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