Miliband slams reported sentencing of UK Embassy worker in Iran

Miliband slams reported

October 29, 2009 04:35


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British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Thursday a jail sentence handed to an embassy worker in Iran reported Thursday was "wholly unjustified," urging Iranian authorities to overturn it. According to a report in The Times, British embassy worker Hossein Rassam was sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of fomenting violence in the wake of Iran's presidential elections in June. Miliband said the "unacceptable Iranian action" was "deeply concerning," calling it further harassment of embassy staff. "Reports that Hossein Rassam has been sentenced to four years in prison are deeply concerning," Miliband said in a statement. "Such a decision is wholly unjustified and represents further harassment of embassy staff for going about their normal and legitimate duties." "Our Ambassador in Tehran has spoken to the Deputy Foreign Minister to express our concerns and our acting Permanent Under Secretary has called in the Iranian Ambassador in London," he added.

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