Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Hunt will do ‘every thing’ for jailed mum (News)


Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt meets Richard Ratcliffe

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International Secretary Jeremy Hunt has vowed to do every thing doable to convey dwelling a charity employee jailed in Iran, after assembly together with her husband.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who’s British-Iranian, was sentenced to 5 years in jail in 2016 for spying.

She denies all of the allegations towards her.

Mr Hunt met her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, on Thursday and described the state of affairs as “surprising and determined”.

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He mentioned it was “good to fulfill Richard Ratcliffe and his household” and “they’re exhibiting extraordinary power and resilience, as is Nazanin”.

“We are going to do every thing we will to convey her dwelling”, he added.

Final month the household mentioned Boris Johnson’s resignation had put her case “on the backside of the pile”.

Whereas serving as overseas secretary Johnson confronted criticism after telling a parliamentary committee that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been in Iran to coach journalists, contradicting the declare that she was on vacation when she was arrested.

He later apologised and acknowledged this was not the case.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she was visiting her dad and mom in Iran together with her daughter, Gabriella.

In April Dr Ratcliffe mentioned he was “dissatisfied” at Mr Johnson’s failure to safe his spouse’s launch.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for Thomson Reuters Basis, is dealing with an extra unspecified safety cost, which her household believes features a new allegation of spreading propaganda.

The 39-year-old, from Hampstead, north London, has persistently denied all of the allegations, insisting she was on vacation to introduce her daughter to her household.


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