Campaigners are launching a fresh bid to free the British mum jailed in Iran on spying charges
CAMPAIGNERS today launch a fresh bid to free jailed British mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
The mother of one has been in prison in Iran for more than 2½ years.
PA:Press Association Nazanin Zhagari-Ratcliffe got to spend a few precious days with daughter Gabriella when she was granted temporary release from jail in Iran[/caption]
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and her husband Richard Ratcliffe issued a joint statement branding her incarceration a “travesty of justice”.
They said: “With Christmas approaching and, as Nazanin turns 40 on Boxing Day, we are calling on the Iranian authorities to release her at once so she can return home and be reunited with her family.
“She is innocent and should not be kept in prison, separated for so long from her family and young daughter.
“While she’s imprisoned, Nazanin continues to suffer both physically and mentally.”
AP:Associated Press Nazanin’s husband Richards makes a powerful statement outside the Iranian Embassy in London[/caption]
Nazanin, from North London, was visiting relatives when she was seized in April 2016 and caged for five years on trumped-up spying charges she has always denied.
Richard and Mr Khan made a separate plea for other Brits wrongly jailed in the Middle Eastern country.
They said: “They cannot be forgotten and the Government must relentlessly fight for their release too. London is home to a large Iranian community who make a valuable contribution to this great, diverse city.
“Together, we are united in calling on the Iranian authorities to release Nazanin immediately along with the others who are being wrongly detained, to allow them to return home and be reunited with their loved ones.”
Getty Images – Getty Mayor of London Sadiq Khan put out a joint statement with Richard, pleading with the Iranian Government to release Nazanin immediately[/caption]
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