Iran: We have freed all but one of the British Embassy detainees

By AP, JPOST.COM STAFF
July 1, 2009 19:20

Iranian authorities have released all but one of the Iranian employees of the British Embassy who were detained last week over their alleged involvement in protests following the Islamic republic's disputed June 12 elections, state-run Press TV reported on Wednesday evening. According to the report, the sole Iranian who remains in custody is being held on suspicion of playing a role in post-election violence. Britain did not immediately respond to word of the releases Wednesday. The UK has said nine of its local employees initially were arrested last week, and five were released on Monday. Both Britain and the European Union have condemned the detentions as "harassment and intimidation."


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