Iran holding Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in jail over ‘historic debt’ with Britain

Saturday, 24 February 2018

In an interview with Al Arabiya, the husband of a British aid worker currently in jail with her infant daughter in Tehran confirmed a judge said Iran was holding the two over an interest rate to calculate historic debt that Britain “was owed for a long time”.Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, said that a judge told his wife that “when that is sorted then she will be freed”.Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen, is currently serving a five ...

Tehran judiciary nixes hopes of swift release for UK-Iranian mother

Friday, 22 December 2017

Tehran’s judiciary chief on Friday dismissed hopes of a swift release, possibly in time for Christmas, for British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving a five-year jail sentence for alleged sedition. Gholamhossein Esmaili said there was no possibility the Thomson Reuters Foundation employee could be freed until she had been tried on additional charges filed last month of “spreading propaganda." “Nazanin Zaghari has two cases -- in the first, she has been ...

Iran airs more allegations against detained British woman

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Iranian state television has aired more allegations against a detained Iranian-British woman as London considers making a $530 million payment to Tehran. The TV program focused on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly planning the “soft toppling” of Iran’s government. The program showed pictures of a BBC paystub and an email from 2010 showing she once worked to train Iranian journalists. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, told The ...

Emma Thompson leads protest over UK woman jailed in Iran on propaganda charges

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson led a small protest Saturday demanding the British government do more to help a woman jailed in Iran, accusing Boris Johnson of making her situation worse. Thompson said the foreign secretary should “get on a plane” to Tehran as she joined supporters of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, including her husband Richard Ratcliffe, in the couple’s neighborhood of Hampstead in north-west London. “We are a net of compassion and love for Nazanin and ...

Iran sets Dec. 10 court date for jailed Iranian-British aid worker

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Iran has told jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe that she will appear in court next month accused of spreading propaganda, her husband, Richard, said on Thursday. “She’s been told she will appear in court on Dec. 10,” he told Reuters. He said that he understood she would appear in court charged with spreading propaganda. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced to five years after being convicted ...

Britain considers diplomatic protection for jailed aid worker in Iran

Monday, 13 November 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is considering granting diplomatic protection to a jailed aid worker in Iran as part of an effort to secure her release from a jail in the Islamic Republic. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced to five years after being convicted by an Iranian court of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment. She denies the charges. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said the case had become a ...

UK ministers accused of hurting case of woman jailed in Iran

Sunday, 12 November 2017

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke Sunday to the husband of a British woman imprisoned in Iran as pressure mounted on the Conservative government to step up efforts to free her. The Foreign Office confirmed that Johnson and Richard Ratcliffe spoke by phone, but did not elaborate further. Ratcliffe has previously urged Johnson to travel to Tehran to press for the release of his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual British-Iranian citizen in her 30s, is serving a ...

British-Iranian aid worker sentenced to jail for 'cooperation with BBC'

Monday, 23 January 2017

Iranian appeals court confirmed the five-year jail sentence for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Iran finalizes five-year prison for Iranian-British

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in April 2016 while trying to leave the country with her toddler daughter

British-Iranian woman sentenced to 5 years in Iran prison

Friday, 9 September 2016

Richard Ratcliffe said his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, was sentenced on “secret charges” by a Revolutionary Court

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