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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe freed: Iran finally releases jailed British-Iranian aid worker

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Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested while taking her infant daughter to see her parents back in 2016. She was later jailed over allegations of plotting to overthrow Iran’s government, an accusation she continued to deny.

She was released to her parents’ home last March due to the coronavirus pandemic and remained under house arrest.

But now her lawyer has confirmed her electronic tags – which limited her to 300m from her Tehran home – have been “cast off”.

Her lawyer Hojjat Kermani said: “She was pardoned by Iran’s Supreme Leader last year, but spent the last year of her term under house arrest with electronic shackles tied to her feet.

“Now they’re cast off. She has been freed.”

 

Labour MP, Tulip Siddiq, also confirmed her ankle tag has been taken off but revealed she has been summoned to court next Sunday.

Ms Siddiq tweeted: “I have been in touch with Nazanin‘s family. Some news:

“1) Thankfully her ankle tag has been removed. Her first trip will be to see her grandmother.

“2) Less positive – she has been summoned once again to court next Sunday.”

Yesterday, her husband said the family were urgently seeking clarity on whether she would be a free woman.

Richard Ratcliffe said his daughter had been using a calendar to count days to when her mother would hopefully be freed from her sentence.

He told Sky News: “We’re obviously sitting very anxiously here, and she’s sitting anxiously waiting in Iran.”

Since her arrest, a number of foreign secretaries – including Boris Johnson – tried diplomatic means to free her but all failed.

More to follow….



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