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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces new courtroom case regardless of ankle tag elimination


Dominic Raab, Britain’s overseas secretary, has known as on the Iranian authorities to finish the “merciless and insupportable ordeal” endured by Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as she confronted one other courtroom case – regardless of having her ankle tag eliminated on Sunday.

Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity employee, was jailed in Iran 5 years in the past on spying expenses that she has all the time denied and has been under house arrest in Tehran since March 2020.

Her lawyer, Hojjat Kermani, mentioned she was “in fine condition and comfortable to be launched”, however mentioned it was not clear if she may go away Iran and fly to London to affix her husband Richard Ratcliffe imminently.

Mr Ratcliffe mentioned {that a} new courtroom case towards her is scheduled for subsequent Sunday.

Mr Raab criticised the Iranian authorities in a press release. “She have to be launched completely so she will return to her household within the UK. We’ll proceed to do all we are able to to realize this,” the overseas secretary mentioned. “We’ve got relayed to the Iranian authorities within the strongest attainable phrases that her continued confinement is unacceptable.”

Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, mentioned Zaghari-Ratcliffe — a former resident of the London borough — would be capable to go to her aged grandmother now her ankle tag has been eliminated.

“On one hand they’re celebrating that she has some parts of freedom when it comes to not having the tracker anymore,” the MP mentioned.

However the 42-year-old twin nationwide, who has a six-year outdated daughter, has nonetheless not obtained her British passport.

“She does have to return to courtroom and we don’t know what awaits her there,” Siddiq mentioned. “Nazanin is kind of nervous as a result of there was speak of one other case being put towards her which can in fact imply one other sentence, and we don’t know the way lengthy for.”