Friday, November 11, 2005

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UK pair held without trial in Iran

A British man has described how he, his wife and an Australian man were kept "hostage" for 13 days by Iranian authorities during a sailing trip. BBC News

They were held without TRIAL for 13 days under IRANIAN anti Terrorism Laws.

The trio were seized at gun point by Iranian Navy patrol boats on 28 October, when they sailed their boat to the disputed island of Abu Musa, which is claimed by both Iran and the United Arab Emirates.

They were then taken to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, where they were questioned repeatedly by officials.

If it was Britain, they would be able to be held and questioned without trial for 28 Days.

They were released without charge after 13 days, what's the problem

E-mail your MP and ask them to Lobby the Iranian government. IRAN should be brought into line. Like Britain, IRAN needs to extend the period that suspects can be held for questioning without charge to 28 days.

It really is shameful that the Iranian police have not got these powers and are unable to lobby their own government to get their detention laws changed.



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