Sunday, July 19, 2009

Iran Releases UK Embassy Analyst

Iran released the last remaining UK Embassy detainee today. Hossein Rassam, the embassy's chief political analyst, was freed from Evin prison in Tehran on bail. He had been charged with harming Iran’s national security. Eight other embassy employees were also arrested along with Mr. Rassam on 27 June, but were later freed without being charged. Iran was under pressure from EU to release Mr. Rassam.

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