Iran's Press TV reporter missing after Israeli attack on aid convoy: report

21:43, June 02, 2010      

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Contact with Press TV's reporter Hassan Ghani was lost soon after Israeli commandos intercepted the Freedom Flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea, Iran's English language satellite Press TV reported on Wednesday.

Three days after the deadly Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the fate of Press TV's British national correspondent onboard the humanitarian convoy remains unknown, the report said.

A short video obtained by Press TV shows Ghani on board a ship that was coming under attack by Israeli commandos on Monday, according to Press TV.

His father, Haq Ghani, told Press TV on Wednesday that the British Foreign Office has not provided him with much information on the whereabouts of his son.

"I haven't been able to learn much from the Foreign Office in the British government, whose job is to inform us about British subjects who have been caught in these sorts of situations," Haq was quoted as saying.

Some 700 international activists on board the Gaza-bound aid flotilla attacked on Monday by the Israeli navy. At least 9 were killed and many others injured, while the rest of activists were arrested.

UN Security Council on Tuesday demanded Israel to immediately release the detainees, urging Tel Aviv to launch impartial investigation into the incident.

Source: Xinhua

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