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

12:00  11 september  2019
12:00  11 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Iran latest: Two British-Australian women arrested and detained in Tehran

Iran latest: Two British-Australian women arrested and detained in Tehran The arrests follow the high-profile detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Nazanin Zaghari - Ratcliffe (Persian: نازنین زاغری رتکلیف‎; born 26 December 1978) is a British - Iranian dual citizen who has been detained in Iran since 3 April 2016.

The women are incarcerated in the same prison as Nazanin Zaghari - Ratcliffe , 41. One works as lecturer in Australia and the other is blogger who is travelling The women are thought to be the first British passport holders without Iranian nationality to have been jailed in the country for several years.

Iranian authorities have arrested two female British dual nationals along with one of the women's Australian boyfriend and moved them into a notorious jail in Tehran, according to reports.

The women have been incarcerated in the same 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.

Iranians imprison two more British women in same Tehran jail as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The women have been incarcerated in the Evin prison in Tehran, pictured, where Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 41, a British-Iranian mother, has been held since 2016 over accusations of spying

They were taken to Evin jail in the capital Tehran after being arrested in separate incidents, The Times said.

Family pleads for jailed couple’s return from Iran

Family pleads for jailed couple’s return from Iran A British-Australian woman and her Australian boyfriend, detained in Tehran for 10 weeks, have been named as Jolie King and Mark Firkin.

British - Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari - Ratcliffe ended her hunger strike in a Tehran jail after 15 days, her husband told BBC radio on Saturday. Richard Ratcliffe said his wife ate some porridge with apple and banana. "I'm relieved because I wouldn't have wanted her to push it much longer," said her

British - Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari - Ratcliffe ended her hunger strike in a Tehran jail after 15 days, her husband told BBC radio on Saturday. Richard Ratcliffe said his wife ate some porridge with apple and banana. "I'm relieved because I wouldn't have wanted her to push it much longer," said her

The women are thought to be the first British passport holders without Iranian nationality to have been jailed in the country for several years.

The arrests come amid heightened tensions between Iran and Britain. Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, summoned Tehran's ambassador to London for talks yesterday over an Iranian oil tanker seized in Gibraltar.

Mr Raab said EU sanctions have been breached by the transfer of the oil to Syria.

The blogger has been detained in a ward for female political prisoners where Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, is currently held.

Iranians imprison two more British women in same Tehran jail as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The blogger has been detained in a ward for female political prisoners where Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe (pictured), is currently held

She and her boyfriend were arrested about ten weeks ago as they travelled in Iran during a trip they had been blogging on social media.

British-Australian woman held in Iran with her boyfriend is named

British-Australian woman held in Iran with her boyfriend is named The family of a British-Australian woman being detained in an Iranian jail have said they hope she will be able to return home soon. © Other Jolie King (British-Australian) and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin have been detained in Iran Jolie King was arrested 10 weeks ago along with her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin. They had allegedly been flying a drone without a licence. The couple resigned from their jobs in mid-2017, according to Australian media reports, and embarked on a two-year drive through 36 countries to reach the UK. They had been documenting their journey on social media.

The country’s supreme court upheld the conviction of Nazanin Zaghari - Ratcliffe , who has been held on national security charges for over a year.

LONDON — A British - Iranian woman detained in Tehran since 2016 has been moved to a hospital psychiatric unit, her family said, prompting fears for her well-being. The moving of the woman , Nazanin Zaghari - Ratcliffe , was initially seen as a positive development

They started their journey in Australia about three years ago and followers of their accounts have posted concerns about their recent silence.

A source told newspaper that Iranian authorities told the woman she was being held in a bid to orchestrate a prisoner swap with Australia.

The same source said the lecturer is in solitary confinement after she was sentenced to ten years in prison for an unknown offence. The sentence is common for foreign nationals charged with espionage.

Tulip Siddiq, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's Labour MP, told The Times: 'This terrible news shows a clear escalation of Iran's hostage diplomacy.

Iranians imprison two more British women in same Tehran jail as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Ratcliffe, pictured outside the Iranian embassy in London in June, said Iran must be made to understand that 'hostage diplomacy is not OK'

'Soft diplomatic responses to Iran's illegal and inhumane treatment of British prisoners have been a failure.'

Defence sec calls on Iran to release two British-Australian women

Defence sec calls on Iran to release two British-Australian women The defence secretary has demanded Iran releases two British-Australian women have been arrested and detained. © Other The women are reportedly being held in Evin jail in the north of Tehran Ben Wallace also insisted that officials there should "follow the rule of law", the Reuters news agency reported. One of the women is a blogger who had been travelling through Asia with her Australian boyfriend, and the second woman is a lecturer who had been working at an Australian university.

Nazanin Zaghari - Ratcliffe added to list of imprisoned dual nationals as husband says charges are ‘fabricated’ and A British - Iranian woman serving a five-year jail sentence in Tehran on unspecified charges relating to Ratcliffe said while his wife’s physical health has become more stable, “she is

Two British -Australian women are believed to be in prison in Tehran while the location of an Most hold Iranian citizenship alongside another nationality, but Tehran does not recognise dual Zaghari - Ratcliffe was sentenced to five years in prison and has suffered from mental and physical

Richard Ratcliffe, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband, told the paper: 'I complained to the foreign secretary last week that we'd been seeing an escalation from Iran in recent months, even since our hunger strike, publicly taking Nazanin to hospital in chains and restricting her visits and calls, new big sentences announced for other innocent people, and more British citizens being taken, even non-Iranian.'

He said Iran must be made to understand 'hostage diplomacy is not OK' and the UK Government 'cannot keep sitting quietly by while ordinary people are being taken as bargaining chips'.

The Foreign Office declined to comment.

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