Friday, April 06, 2007

More on British Sailors who were held in Iran...

Earlier today I posted that a probe was being made into the behavior of the British Sailors who were captured by Iran. This updated story by the Washingon Times sheds light on the difference between what was shown on video versus what the Sailors stated happened:

British sailors and marines held for nearly two weeks in Iran were blindfolded, bound and threatened with prison if they did not say they had strayed into Iranian waters, a Royal Navy lieutenant who was among the captives said today.
Lt. Felix Carman, safely home with his 14 colleagues, said the crew faced harsh interrogation by their Iranian captors and slept in stone cells on piles of blankets. Unable to see and kept isolated, they heard weapons cocking.
"We were blindfolded, our hands were bound, and we were forced up against a wall. Throughout our ordeal, we faced constant psychological pressure," Lt. Carman said. "All of us were kept in isolation. We were interrogated most nights and presented with two options. If we admitted that we'd strayed, we'd be on a plane to [Britain] pretty soon. If we didn't, we faced up to seven years in prison."

The article contains more details, which explains away some of the earlier concerns that have been stated in the UK from what is now being reported.

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Actions speak louder than words...

They caved and their captors won this round.