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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe begins new Hunger Strike

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mother detained in Iran, has begun a new hunger strike along with her husband, Richard Ratcliffe. She was jailed for five years in 2016 following a conviction for spying, which she denies. The decision came following the fifth birthday of their daughter, Gabriella, who has not been allowed to leave Iran […]

UK affords Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe Diplomatic Protection

The Foreign Secretary has today (7 March) decided that the UK will exercise diplomatic protection in the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as part of the Government’s continuing efforts to secure her release. Affording diplomatic protection in Nazanin’s case represents formal recognition by the British Government that her treatment fails to meet Iran’s obligations under International […]

Iranian Amb to UK summoned over Zaghari-Ratcliffe

The British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has summoned the Iranian ambassador, Hamid Baeidinejad, to demand that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (pictured), the British-Iranian woman held by Tehran, is given proper medical treatment. The dual national, who was sentenced to five years in prison for espionage, has started a hunger strike after her interrogators tried to persuade her […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe temporarily Freed from Jail

By John Lee. The British-Iranian woman sentenced to five years in jail in Iran for spying, which she denies, has been temporarily released from Evin Prison. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was given a three-day furlough on Thursday morning, taking both her and her family by surprise. She is currently with her family in Damavand. (Sources: The Guardian, […]

Video: UK’s Foreign Secretary says Sorry for Blunder

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The UK’s Foreign Secretary has apologised for causing distress to a British citizen jailed in Iran, and her family. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing charges of spreading propaganda. Boris Johnson has reportedly complicated the […]

Investment Opportunities in Iran – UK Govt Report

By John Lee. A new report from the British House of Lords’ Select Committee on International Relations has said that the investment opportunities in Iran are significant, and the UK is already losing potential market share to other European countries that are currently taking advantage of a weak UK presence. The report — The Middle East: […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe requires Urgent Hospital Treatment

British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained by Iranian authorities since April, has finally seen a specialist for her back and neck; the neurologist has warned that without urgent treatment she could run the risk of permanent impairment. Her husband Richard, who spoke to her for the first time in a month on Saturday, […]

Vigil held for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Supporters of a British-Iranian mother imprisoned in Iran have held a candlelit vigil outside the Iranian embassy in London. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity worker, has been detained for almost 300 days, and was jailed for five years in September for allegedly plotting to topple the government in Tehran. Her two-year-old daughter Gabriella also had her […]

Nazanin Condition Deteriorates – 4 Ways You can Help

By Padraig O’Hannelly. The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran, said on Friday that her condition is deteriorating, adding “I have the strong sense this can no longer wait for the [UK] government’s pace.” Her case is being linked in the media to the British government’s refusal to pay a £500-million […]

British Woman being held as ‘Collateral’ in Iraq

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran, is being held because Britain is refusing to pay an arms deal debt from almost 40 years ago, her husband has claimed. Richard Ratcliffe says the UK owes Iran a debt of £500 million in relation to Chieftain tanks, which were paid for up front but never […]

HRW: Iran Systematically Targeting Dual Nationals

A report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticised the Iranian judicial system for systematically targeting Iranians with dual citizenship. An Iranian court has sentenced an Iranian-British dual national to five years in prison on national security charges. The family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (pictured) told Human Rights Watch that Branch 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court […]

Amnesty Int’l Condemns Zaghari-Ratcliffe Sentencing

Responding to a report from her husband Richard that the UK-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to five years in prison on unspecified “national security charges”, Amnesty International UK’s Individuals at Risk Campaign Manager Kathy Voss said: “This is extremely depressing but probably not unexpected news. “Iran’s Revolutionary Courts are notorious for handing […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘Jailed on Secret Charges’

British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been jailed for five years in Iran on “secret charges“, her husband says. The charity worker was arrested in April on a family visit to Iran, and the passport of her two-year-old daughter Gabriella was seized; the child is staying with her grandparents in Iran. She was allowed a phone […]

TRF issues Statement on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Statement from Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa after the announcement that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will be Tried in Tehran: “We have heard today that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been taken to court yesterday and will be prosecuted in Tehran’s Revolutionary Courts. Her case will be heard by Judge Salavati, who was in the past in charge […]

Petition to Free Nazanin Ratcliffe

Petition to free Nazanin Ratcliffe 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 3rd April when she was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. She has been transferred to an unknown location in Kerman Province, […]