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January 14, 2016 12:22 pm

Propaganda Videos Call Into Question Iran’s Treatment of Detained US Sailors

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A screenshot of a video released by Iran showing several Americans kneeling, with their hands clasped behind their heads. Photo: Screenshot.

A screenshot of a video released by Iran showing several American seamen kneeling, with their hands clasped behind their heads. Photo: Screenshot.

Iran released a set of videos of U.S. sailors who were released Wednesday after being captured and detained overnight, raising questions about whether the country’s hard-line military force mistreated the Americans or violated international law by using them for propaganda purposes.

One video, broadcast on Iranian television and released world-wide, showed several Americans kneeling, with their hands clasped behind their heads. Another showed a U.S. service member speaking to a questioner, admitting wrongdoing and apologizing.

Read full story at The Wall Street Journal.

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