British officials are condemning the Iranian government’s use of 15 captured British marines and sailors as “propaganda,” insisting that they did not stray into Iranian waters—even as another sailor has appeared in a video clip claiming, “We trespassed without permission.” Also, the fate of Faye Turney, the only woman among the captives, remained uncertain after another handwritten note was released in which she says she had been “sent to Iraq” and “sacrificed” because of “the intervening policies of the Bush and Blair governments.”
Captured sailor Faye Turney says she has been “sacrificed” to the policies of the British and U.S. governments in a third letter released by her Iranian captors [Friday].
The letter, addressed to the British people, also said that Turney had been treated well, unlike the prisoners held by the U.S. at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
“I’m writing to you as a British serviceperson who has been sent to Iraq, sacrificed due to the intervening policies of the Bush and Blair government,” the letter said.
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