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US News Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe questions detention as Australians freed from Iran

08:05  07 october  2019
08:05  07 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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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. In early September 2016 she was sentenced to five years' imprisonment allegedly for " plotting to topple the Iranian

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a person holding a baby posing for the camera: Jailed British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, seen here before her imprisonment, with her husband Richard Ratcliffe and their daughter Gabriella (Family handout/PA) © Family Handout Jailed British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, seen here before her imprisonment, with her husband Richard Ratcliffe and their daughter Gabriella (Family handout/PA)

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has asked why she is still incarcerated in Iran more three years after being detained – after Australia secured the release of two citizens from the country last week.

Jolie King, a dual British-Australian citizen, and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin were returned to Australia last week, some three months after being arrested.

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Nazanin Zaghari - Ratcliffe , the British Iranian mother jailed in Iran three years ago on espionage charges A still captured from Iranian state media, which purportedly shows the detention of Zaghari - Ratcliffe 's husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said he was cautiously optimistic about the offer, but

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The couple, who had been blogging and vlogging on their extended journey across Asia, were arrested on spying charges after flying a drone near a military base, Iranian officials confirmed.

Jolie King and Mark Firkin © Instagram Jolie King and Mark Firkin Their release, which came with the pair yet to face a court hearing, was secured as Australia returned scientist Reza Dehbashi to Iran.

He had been detained for 13 months in Australia over the purchase of a defence system from the United States for use in Iran.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested in Iran in 2016 and given a five-year sentence for allegedly plotting against the Iranian government, had come to know Ms King after the two were housed in the same area of Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.

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Held to ransomWhy has Iran imprisoned Nazanin Zaghari - Ratcliffe ? The jailing of a British citizen highlights a Ms Zaghari - Ratcliffe ’s case highlights the power struggle within Iran ’s clerical establishment. “Going back to Iran is now out of the question ,” says an Iranian journalist in London.

While pleased to hear of Ms King and Mr Firkin’s return to Australia, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been left to question why British officials have not yet secured her release, according to her husband Richard Ratcliffe, who telephones his wife regularly.

a woman smiling for the camera: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran (Family Handout/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran (Family Handout/PA) “I told Nazanin yesterday and she was very pleased that Jolie was released,” Mr Ratcliffe told The Times.

“Obviously for Nazanin it is also bittersweet. While there is no queue for cases like this, she did ask how come the Australians can solve their hostage cases in a couple of months while the UK has taken over three and a half years. I had no answer.”

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif last month said Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s fate was connected to a historic debt Britain owed Iran over a decades-old weapons deal.

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My wife Nazanin Zaghari - Ratcliffe , 37 year old charity worker, was on holiday visiting her family in Iran . She was at the airport returning to the UK on the Gabriella Ratcliffe our 22 month old daughter (who has British citizenship only) has had her British passport confiscated, and is stranded in Iran with

A British- Australian woman and her Australian boyfriend have been released from an Iranian jail, Australia 's government has said. Their detention echoes that of British- Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari - Ratcliffe , who has been imprisoned since 2016 after being convicted of spying, which she

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her husband recently decided their five-year-old daughter Gabrielle would be returned to the UK, having been in Iran since her mother’s arrest in 2016.

Meanwhile, another British-Australian woman, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, is still in Evin prison where she has been for almost a year.

Dr Moore-Gilbert, a Cambridge-educated, Melbourne-based academic specialising in Islamic and Middle East studies, has reportedly been handed a 10-year sentence, also on a charge of spying.

Australian officials are still working to secure her release.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's daughter arrives back in the UK .
The five-year-old daughter of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has arrived back in the UK. Gabriella had spent three and a half years living in Iran with her grandparents, visiting her mother in the notorious Evin Prison when the Iranian authorities would allow.Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in Tehran in 2016 and sentenced to five years in prison after being accused of spying. She denies the charge. © PA Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with daughter Gabriella Her husband Richard Ratcliffe has been campaigning for his wife to be released from prison.

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