Released sailors tell of ordeal
Royal Navy personnel seized by Iran were blindfolded, bound and held in isolation during their 13 days in captivity, the crew have said.
They were lined up while weapons were cocked, making them “fear the worst”, one of the 15 freed sailors revealed.
The crew were told that if they did not admit they were in Iranian waters when captured that they faced seven years in prison, a press conference heard.
Royal Marine Joe Tindell told how they feared for their lives in prison.
“We had a blindfold and plastic cuffs, hands behind our backs, heads against the wall. Basically there were weapons cocking. Someone, I’m not sure who, someone said, I quote ‘lads, lads I think we’re going to get executed’.”
“After that comment someone was sick and as far as I was concerned he had just had his throat cut.”
Opposing their captors was “not an option,” they said.
And after the 15 marines and sailors were seized they were subjected to random interrogation and rough handling, and faced constant psychological pressure, they said.
Og BBC bruger det da heller ikke ordet ‘tortur’. Hvordan var det lige med venstrefløjen og Anne Mette Hommel. Hendes ‘ofre’ havde været udsat for ‘ubekvemme stillinger’ og nægtet vand.
DR, Frank Aaen og Søvnighed: hvor er I i denne sag? Guldbrandsen! Hvad med en film?