The husband of a British mother jailed in Tehran has appealed directly to Iran’s president to help secure her release and to grant him a visa to visit his two-year-old daughter trapped in the capital.
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A British-Iranian woman being held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison has appeared in an appeals court, using the last legal opportunity to challenge her five-year jail sentence. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the news agency’s charitable arm, was found guilty in September on unspecific charges relating to national security.
The family of a British mother jailed in Iran on spy charges says her health has sharply deteriorated and that she is at risk of suicide if the UK fails to secure her release soon. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, who is half Iranian and lived in West Hampstead, northwest London, was sentenced to two years in prison in May.
A British woman imprisoned in Iran who went on hunger strike last week is being held because Britain is refusing to pay an arms deal debt from almost 40 years ago, her husband has claimed. Nazanin…
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s health has suffered during her detention © Private ‘The Iranian authorities must end her ordeal by releasing her immediately and unconditionally’ – Philip Luther Fears are growing for the physical and mental health of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British charity worker jailed in Iran after being sentenced – after an unfair trial – to five years in prison on unspecified “national security charges” earlier this year.
A man whose wife has been jailed in Iran on “secret charges” spoke out this morning on Happening Now, hoping to bring attention to the case of British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. After being detained for months with no formal charges, Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced this month to five years in prison, said her husband, Richard Ratcliffe.
Source: www.iranwire.com By ROLAND ELLIOTT BROWN Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is set to attend the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, where he will likely hold court for the international press on the sidelines of the General Debate, which runs from September 20th to 26th.
This is the third time Kamran Foroughi has flown here from London for the U.N. General Assembly, a private citizen hoping for success where diplomats have failed. Two years ago, he delivered a letter to the Iranian mission pleading for his ailing father’s release from prison.
In her first meeting with President Rouhani of Iran, Theresa May has demanded information on the fate of a British mother detained in his country. Mrs May raised the case of Nazanin…
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has now spent close to six months in an Iranian jail. Since going public with the news of her arrest in May, her husband Richard Ratcliffe has taken every opportunity to tell Nazanin’s story, and has launched a petition calling for her release, which has now been signed by 800,00 people.
The British government must act now to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe | Tulip Siddiq and Richard Ratcliffe
One of the least controversial lines in the Conservative party’s 2015 manifesto was that “Britain has a long history of protecting human rights at home and standing up for those values abroad”. Theresa May stood for election on that manifesto, as did her cabinet colleagues.
On 15 September, Marietje Schaake sent a letter to Vice-President Mogherini on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in Iran. The letter was cosigned by 56 other Members of the European Parliament.
When Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe last saw her daughter, they drew a picture together. It was of their family of three: Nazanin, her husband Richard and two-year-old Gabriella. For the first time, the guards in Iran’s Evin prison let Gabriella take this picture away with her.
Urgent action is being demanded over the “grotesque” jailing of a British-Iranian mother in Tehran on charges her husband said “remain secret”. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, a charity worker from Hampstead in north London, has already been detained in Iran for more than 150 days after being accused of plotting to overthrow the Iranian regime.
A British-Iranian mother has been jailed for five years in Iran on “secret charges”, her husband says. Richard Ratcliffe said charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested in April, had called him from prison and said: “I can’t bear to be in this place any longer.”
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