Nazanin is still not free
She was arrested on 3 April 2016 at a Tehran airport, when she was about to board a plane home to the UK with her then one-year-old daughter, Gabriella. They had been on holiday in Iran visiting Nazanin’s parents – a trip Nazanin had made many times before, without incident.
When Nazanin was first detained, she wasn’t told why. She was put in solitary confinement, where she was held for 45 days, and could not speak to her family or a lawyer. Her family were not told the reasons for her imprisonment.
Nazanin did not have a fair trial. She was only allowed access to a lawyer three days before her trial. In September 2016, she was sentenced to five years in prison for ‘membership of an illegal group’.
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Who is Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a 39-year-old British-Iranian woman, who ordinarily lives with her husband and young daughter in London.
She works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a UK-based media charity. This has been used against her as evidence of ‘membership of an illegal group’, the charge that Nazanin was found guilty of at an unfair trial which saw her sentenced to five years in prison.
Nazanin was recently told she could face new charges and potentially even longer in prison, separated from her young daughter and husband.
She is in poor mental and physical health.
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