December 13, 2010 / 3:01 PM / 9 years ago

Iran summons UK envoy over student protest policing

TEHRAN, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the British ambassador to Tehran on Monday to protest against the “violent and inhumane” policing of student protests in London, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

“The violent and inhumane handling by British police of peaceful student demonstrations and also the ambassador’s interference in Iran’s state matters were the reasons for his summoning by the ministry,” Fars reported.

Simon Gass accused Iranian authorities of depriving the nation of “their fundamental freedoms” on the embassy’s website on Dec. 9.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi

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