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UK NewsTwo British-Australian Women Among Three 'Detained In Iran'

09:50  11 september  2019
09:50  11 september  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Two British - Australian women believed to be in prison, while location of Australian man is unknown. A spokesperson for Australia’s department of foreign affairs and trade confirmed the department was providing consular assistance to the families of three Australians detained in Iran .

Australian diplomats have confirmed they are assisting the families of three people who have been arrested in Iran , two of whom are reportedly The two women are reportedly incarcerated in Tehran’s notorious Evin jail, where 41-year-old Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British - Iranian mother of one, has

Two British-Australian Women Among Three 'Detained In Iran' © PA Media: UK News

Australian diplomats have confirmed they are assisting the families of three people who have been arrested in Iran, two of whom are reportedly British-Australian dual nationals.

Media reports have said a British-Australian blogger and her Australian boyfriend were arrested 10 weeks ago, allegedly for camping in a military area around Jajrood, in Tehran province.

In a separate incident, another British-Australian woman, who works as an academic at an Australian university, was arrested several months ago and sentenced to 10 years in prison, reports said.

The two women are reportedly incarcerated in Tehran’s notorious Evin jail, where 41-year-old Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian mother of one, has been held on spying charges since 2016.

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Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British - Iranian woman who has been held in Tehran since 2016, outside the Iranian Embassy in London in June.Credit Peter Summers/Getty Images.

Two British - Australian women have reportedly been arrested and detained in Iran amid growing tensions between London and Tehran. One of the women , a blogger who was travelling through Asia with her Australian boyfriend, was arrested 10 weeks ago on charges which remain unclear

The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) confirmed on Wednesday it was lending consular assistance to the families of the three people, whose names have not been made public.

″(DFAT) is providing consular assistance to the families of three Australians detained in Iran. Due to our privacy obligations, we will not comment further,” the department said in a statement provided to the PA news agency.

While the charges against the second woman, a Cambridge-educated academic, remain unclear, 10-year terms are often handed down in Iran for spying charges.

The blogger and her boyfriend had been documenting their travels on YouTube and Instagram, with their followers having become concerned in the past several weeks by the absence of any new posts.

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Australia on Wednesday revealed that three of its citizens had been detained in Iran , the latest in a series of Confirmation of their detention comes after the Times of London reported that two British - Australian women were being held in Tehran's Evin prison, and Australian broadcaster ABC

Three Australian nationals, including two who also hold British citizenship, have The other two are a couple -- a British - Australian woman and her Australian boyfriend Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual British- Iranian citizen from Siddiq's constituency in London, has been detained in Iran since

The cases of the two women are believed to be the first imprisonments in Iran of British passport holders who do not also have Iranian nationality.

Their arrests come amid a downturn in relations between Britain and Iran, sparked by issues including the seizure by the Royal Marines in July of an Iranian oil tanker near Gibraltar.

Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has agreed to their Australian counterparts handling the case.

DFAT on Monday updated its travel advice for Iran. It remains at a level of ‘reconsider your need to travel’, with the highest level (‘Do not travel’) applying in some parts of the country.

“There is a risk that foreigners, including Australians, could be arbitrarily detained, or arrested,” the advice notice says.

“You may be at greater risk if you have a profile that can be seen adversely by Iranian authorities, or if you undertake certain activities which could attract the attention of Iranian authorities.”

Iranians imprison two more British women in same Tehran jail as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Iranians imprison two more British women in same Tehran jail as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe The women have been incarcerated in the same Tehran jail where Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 41, a British-Iranian mother, has been held since 2016 over accusations of spying. One works as a university lecturer in Australia and previously studied at Cambridge University. The other is a blogger who was travelling in Asia with her Australian boyfriend.

Two British - Australian nationals and one Australian national have been detained in Iran as tensions mount with the West. Two of the three Australian nationals detained in Iran have been named as travel bloggers who were arrested during their globe-trotting adventure to drive from Australia to

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Three Australian citizens have been detained in Iran , the Australian government said on Wednesday The brief statement from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade came after the British newspaper the Times reported that two British - Australian women

Two British-Australian Women Among Three 'Detained In Iran' © PA Media: UK News

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