British-Iranian mother faces another 16 years jail in IranPublished by International Liberty Association on October 10, 2017
According to reports from her family, Nazanin Ratcliff is facing new charges brought up by Iranian Revolutionary Guards who arranged for her arrest in April 2016.
Nazanin who is Iranian born British citizen married to Richard Ratcliff, was arrested in the airport near Tehran while returning home from a visit to her family in Iran. Her little girl was separated from her and she remains in jail for trumped up charges. As an employee of Thomson Reuters Foundation she is being accused of joining organizations working to overthrow the Iranian regime.
After extensive campaign by her husband and friends, the British government has failed to act on her behalf. The Iranian regime does not recognise dual citizenship and keeps arresting dual nationals as a way of blackmailing foreign governments.
Tulip Siddiq, the MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, where the Ratcliffe family live, has called on the British government to intervene, saying their “soft-ball approach to the Iranian Authorities seems to be doing little to improve their plight”.
Amnesty International has also called on the British government to “break its silence on the case and publicly call for Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s immediate release.”