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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's Temporary Release From Prison Extended

By Sara C Nelson

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe‘s temporary release from an Iranian jail has been extended for one month, her MP has said.

Tulip Siddiq tweeted on Tuesday morning: “Very happy to hear from Richard Ratcliffe that Nazanin’s furlough has been extended for a month – in line with other prisoners in Iran.

“Now is the time for our government to do all it can to make it permanent.”

Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been living in relative isolation at her parents’ house in Tehran while the country gets to grips with the coronavirus outbreak.

Very happy to hear from Richard Ratcliffe that Nazanin’s furlough has been extended for a month – in line with other prisoners in Iran. Now is the time for our government to do all it can to make it permanent. #FreeNazanin

— Tulip Siddiq (@TulipSiddiq) April 21, 2020

She has to wear an ankle tag during the furlough, and can only go within a 300-metre range of her parents’ home.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport while travelling to show her young daughter, Gabriella, to her parents in April 2016.

She was sentenced to five years in prison over allegations, which she denies, of plotting to overthrow the Tehran government.

She was later afforded diplomatic protection by the UK government, which argues that she is innocent and that her treatment by Iran failed to meet obligations under international law.

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Via:: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffes-temporary-release-from-prison-extended_uk_5e9eb106c5b6b2e5b8379c88