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Somerset sailor is freed by Iran

02 Dec 2009 13:17:02

Somerset sailor is freed by Iran

Five British yachtsmen held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard for a week have been released, the UK has confirmed.The crew are said to have drifted into Iranian waters mistakenly while sailing from Bahrain to Dubai for a race. Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the men had left the island of Siri and were heading for international waters. A statement by the Revolutionary Guard said interrogations had revealed their "illegal entry" had been "a mistake". Relatives have told of their relief. L.... read more


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