Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces five years in Iranian jail

Former Brockley resident, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has been jailed for five years in Iran on secret charges.

The Guardian reports:

A British-Iranian mother detained in Iran for more than 150 days has been sentenced to five years in prison, dealing a heavy blow to her family and to the UK government’s efforts to normalise relations with Iran. 

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an employee of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the news agency’s charitable arm, was sentenced on Tuesday on charges that remain secret, her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, who was accused of plotting to topple the Iranian regime, was arrested at Imam Khomeini airport on 3 April as she was trying to return to Britain after a holiday visiting family with her daughter, Gabriella.

Amnesty International describe the case as a 'complete travesty of justice.'


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