Day: January 16, 2008

British Council Fights Back – V

Via BBC:

Foreign Secretary David Miliband has warned Russia that “intimidation” of British Council officials is “completely unacceptable”.

The council is “deeply concerned” about its staff’s safety after its employees were interviewed by security services and a director was detained by police.

Mr Miliband said the Russian ambassador in London would meet the head of the diplomatic service over the issue.

“Any intimidation or questioning of officials is completely unacceptable.”