Tony Blair upset about Iran's treatment of Faye Turney

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"It is cruel and callous to do this to somebody in this position and playing this kind of game - it is a disgrace," said Tony Blair's spokesman.The 15 British marines have since been returned safely to the UK.  However, political tension is still high between Iran and London.Read Full Story

Faye Turney's letter to the house of commons

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Text of the letter purportedly written by Faye Turney while in Iranian captivity." Representatives of the House of Commons, I am writing to inform you of my situation. I am a British Serviceperson currently being held in Iran. I would like you all to know of the treatment I have received whilst here.   The Iranian people are kind, considerate, warm, compassionate and very hospitable. They have brought me no harm, but have looked after me well. I have been fed, clothed...Read Full Story

Faye Turney letter to the british People

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Text of the letter purportedly written by Faye Turney while in iranian captivity." To British People I am writing to you as a British service person who has been sent to Iraq, sacrificed due to the intervening policies of the Bush and Blair governments. We were arrested after entering Iranian waters by the Iranian forces. For this, I am deeply sorry. I understand that this has caused even more distrust for the people of Iran and the whole area in the British (sic...Read Full Story

Text of Faye Turney's letter to her family

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The text of a purported letter from Iran's captured British female seaman, Faye Turney, to her family. Her husband's name is Adam and daughter's name is Molly: "Dear Mum & Dad, I am writing to you from Iran where I am being held. I will try to explain to you the best what has happened. We were out in the boats when we were arrested by Iranian forces as we had apparently gone into Iranian waters. I wish we hadn’t because then I’d be home with you all right now. I am so sorry we did, because...Read Full Story

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Faye Turney

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized London for sending a mother on a dangerous mission in the Persian Gulf.  He used the fact that one of the 15 british marines was a woman to fuel propaganda during the detainment.Iran also released three letters purportedly written by Faye Turney to the press.  One of the letters asked Britain to pull its troops from Iraq. Another letter criticized the United States for its treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib.The British government has not yet...Read Full Story