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July 25, 1990 | Associated Press
Three Cubans who had sought refuge in the Swiss Embassy in Havana have voluntarily left, Swiss officials said today. The asylum-seekers, who managed to penetrate tight Cuban security, had entered the Swiss compound on Sunday. They told diplomats that they wanted to leave the country because of restrictions on free speech.
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September 13, 2012 | By Ramin Mostaghim in Tehran and Emily Alpert
Expressing anger at the film mocking Muhammad that has triggered protests across the Middle East, roughly 400 young men and women gathered Thursday near the Swiss embassy in Tehran, chanting, “Death to the United States and death to Israel and death to England!” The protests had been called to take place at the Swiss embassy because it represents American diplomatic interests in Iran. Riot police and ordinary officers cordoned off the area north and south of the embassy, clogging city streets.
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June 10, 1998 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Switzerland's justice minister met clandestinely during World War II with leaders of a Swiss anti-Semitic group, promising to stop most Jews fleeing the Holocaust from entering the country but warning that the policy had to be kept secret, according to documents contained in a report to be released today.
WORLD
December 24, 2010 | By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times
Two parcel bombs exploded in the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome on Thursday, wounding two men in attacks that bore similarities to a wave of diplomatic letter bombs in Greece last month. An anarchist organization claimed responsibility for at least one of the blasts, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. The group, calling itself the Informal Anarchist Federation, left a note in a box found near one of the victims that said, "Long live anarchy. " The explosions came during a period of heightened nervousness throughout Europe over the possibility that Islamic terrorists might try to stage a major attack over the Christmas holiday.
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February 3, 1987 | From United Press International
Iran acknowledged for the first time today that it is holding Wall Street Journal correspondent Gerald Seib, calling him "a spy for the Zionist regime." An independent news service said the journalist was suspected of collecting secret military information for Israel. The White House said Iranian authorities have refused to meet with officials of the Swiss Embassy, which represents the United States in Iran, to discuss the Seib case. Seib, who was arrested Saturday, was among more than 50 U.S.
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August 10, 1986 | From Reuters
The sister of an American arrested in Iran for spying appealed Saturday to the Tehran government to free her brother and send him home. "My brother is not a well man," Ellen Pattis said of her brother, Jon Pattis, 49, a telecommunications engineer who was detained in Tehran on July 18. Pattis said her brother suffered from angina, a progressive chronic heart condition, and also from the effects of childhood polio.
NEWS
September 13, 2012 | By Ramin Mostaghim in Tehran and Emily Alpert
Expressing anger at the film mocking Muhammad that has triggered protests across the Middle East, roughly 400 young men and women gathered Thursday near the Swiss embassy in Tehran, chanting, “Death to the United States and death to Israel and death to England!” The protests had been called to take place at the Swiss embassy because it represents American diplomatic interests in Iran. Riot police and ordinary officers cordoned off the area north and south of the embassy, clogging city streets.
NEWS
February 4, 1987 | Associated Press
Iran said today Wall Street Journal reporter Gerald F. Seib will be expelled Thursday, five days after he was arrested and accused of spying for Israel while visiting the country by government invitation. Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted an Information Ministry official as saying the decision to free and expel the 30-year-old American came after "a judicial probe into his case ended."
NEWS
February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
American reporter Gerald F. Seib, free from an Iranian jail, hugged his wife in a joyful birthday celebration today and denied Iran's charges that he spied while there on an official press tour. "I am thrilled and thankful to be here," he said. "This happens to be my 31st birthday. And just being here is the best birthday present possible." He said he was not physically harmed during several days of custody in Iran.
NEWS
February 4, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
The Iranian government has rebuffed all diplomatic approaches in the Gerald F. Seib case, U.S. officials said Tuesday, but an unconfirmed news agency account from Tehran said the Wall Street Journal reporter may be freed soon. The tiny South-North News Service, in a dispatch from Tehran, quoted unnamed officials at the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence as saying Seib's arrest Saturday was due to "mistakes and misunderstandings" and that he would be released in the next day or two.
NEWS
June 10, 1998 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Switzerland's justice minister met clandestinely during World War II with leaders of a Swiss anti-Semitic group, promising to stop most Jews fleeing the Holocaust from entering the country but warning that the policy had to be kept secret, according to documents contained in a report to be released today.
NEWS
December 26, 1991 | From Reuters
Iran said Wednesday that Swiss police have arrested a member of its embassy staff in Bern in connection with the assassination in Paris of former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar. The Iranian Foreign Ministry demanded the man's immediate release and warned the Swiss government not to turn him over to France. A ministry spokesman, quoted by Tehran Radio, said charges of the man's involvement in Bakhtiar's murder at his home outside Paris last August are "absolutely false."
NEWS
July 25, 1990 | Associated Press
Three Cubans who had sought refuge in the Swiss Embassy in Havana have voluntarily left, Swiss officials said today. The asylum-seekers, who managed to penetrate tight Cuban security, had entered the Swiss compound on Sunday. They told diplomats that they wanted to leave the country because of restrictions on free speech.
NEWS
February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
American reporter Gerald F. Seib, free from an Iranian jail, hugged his wife in a joyful birthday celebration today and denied Iran's charges that he spied while there on an official press tour. "I am thrilled and thankful to be here," he said. "This happens to be my 31st birthday. And just being here is the best birthday present possible." He said he was not physically harmed during several days of custody in Iran.
NEWS
February 4, 1987 | Associated Press
Iran said today Wall Street Journal reporter Gerald F. Seib will be expelled Thursday, five days after he was arrested and accused of spying for Israel while visiting the country by government invitation. Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted an Information Ministry official as saying the decision to free and expel the 30-year-old American came after "a judicial probe into his case ended."
NEWS
February 4, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
The Iranian government has rebuffed all diplomatic approaches in the Gerald F. Seib case, U.S. officials said Tuesday, but an unconfirmed news agency account from Tehran said the Wall Street Journal reporter may be freed soon. The tiny South-North News Service, in a dispatch from Tehran, quoted unnamed officials at the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence as saying Seib's arrest Saturday was due to "mistakes and misunderstandings" and that he would be released in the next day or two.
NEWS
December 26, 1991 | From Reuters
Iran said Wednesday that Swiss police have arrested a member of its embassy staff in Bern in connection with the assassination in Paris of former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar. The Iranian Foreign Ministry demanded the man's immediate release and warned the Swiss government not to turn him over to France. A ministry spokesman, quoted by Tehran Radio, said charges of the man's involvement in Bakhtiar's murder at his home outside Paris last August are "absolutely false."
WORLD
December 24, 2010 | By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times
Two parcel bombs exploded in the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome on Thursday, wounding two men in attacks that bore similarities to a wave of diplomatic letter bombs in Greece last month. An anarchist organization claimed responsibility for at least one of the blasts, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. The group, calling itself the Informal Anarchist Federation, left a note in a box found near one of the victims that said, "Long live anarchy. " The explosions came during a period of heightened nervousness throughout Europe over the possibility that Islamic terrorists might try to stage a major attack over the Christmas holiday.
NEWS
February 3, 1987 | From United Press International
Iran acknowledged for the first time today that it is holding Wall Street Journal correspondent Gerald Seib, calling him "a spy for the Zionist regime." An independent news service said the journalist was suspected of collecting secret military information for Israel. The White House said Iranian authorities have refused to meet with officials of the Swiss Embassy, which represents the United States in Iran, to discuss the Seib case. Seib, who was arrested Saturday, was among more than 50 U.S.
NEWS
August 10, 1986 | From Reuters
The sister of an American arrested in Iran for spying appealed Saturday to the Tehran government to free her brother and send him home. "My brother is not a well man," Ellen Pattis said of her brother, Jon Pattis, 49, a telecommunications engineer who was detained in Tehran on July 18. Pattis said her brother suffered from angina, a progressive chronic heart condition, and also from the effects of childhood polio.
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