Johnson must raise jailed Iran mum case

Category : UK News
Updated On : May 15, 2018 11:31 PM
By Indian Times Daily

The husband of a jailed British-Iranian mother has urged Boris Johnson to raise his wife's case when he meets Iran's foreign minister later.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 39, is serving a five-year jail sentence in Iran after being convicted of spying. But Richard Ratcliffe says his wife is "shaken and bewildered" after learning she could face new charges. The UK's foreign secretary is due to meet his Iranian counterpart in Brussels for Iran nuclear deal talks.

British-Iranian dual national Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, from Hampstead, north London, has been held in Iran since April 2016, when she was detained at an airport while travelling home with her daughter. She was accused by Iran of plotting against the government.

She denies the charges against her and says she was in the country to introduce her daughter, Gabriella, to her parents. According to her husband, prosecutors have said that the case against her has been reopened and a decision is expected next week.

He said his wife was feeling "pretty down and shaken", and "bewildered as to how she could have done anything while she is sitting in prison". Her parents, meanwhile, were "deeply traumatised", he added.

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