Iranian students demand trial for British seamen

March 29, 2007 18:54


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Iranian students held a small rally Thursday outside the British embassy in Teheran, demanding the seized British seamen be tried before an Iranian court. One poster at the gathering even called for the execution of the "15 British aggressors." The gathering of about a dozen students passed peacefully, according to a Web site report by the state IRNA news agency. Some of the protesters chanted, "Death to Great Britain," while others demanded an official British apology because of the "violation of Iranian borders" by the British seamen seized last Friday in the Shatt el-Arab waterway. A speaker at the gathering said Britain had in the past "served the world so many lies" and "must learn to respect the rights of other nations." The student was not identified by name.

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