Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (R) posing for a photograph with her husband Richard and daughter Gabriella (L). CREDIT: AFP
2019-01-03- The Telegraph – Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian charity worker in prison in Tehran on espionage charges, is to go on a hunger strike in protest at the “inhuman” denial of medical care.
Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, writing from Evin prison, said she intends to go on a three-day hunger strike later this month alongside prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi to demand access to a doctor.
Foreign secretary decries dual national’s ‘monstrous’ 1,000 days of imprisonment
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe embraces her daughter Gabriella after her temporary release from prison in August. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
Fr. 28 Dec. 2018 – Guardien – The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has accused Iran of using Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been imprisoned for 1,000 days, as a pawn for diplomatic leverage.
A British-Iranian academic who was arrested and detained in Iran on security charges has returned to the UK, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
25 December 2018 –BBC- Prof Abbas Edalat, who works at Imperial College London, was detained in Tehran in April.
The Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran said he was released last week.
British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe remains in prison in Iran, where she has been since 2016.
Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is seen with her husband Richard Ratcliffe and her daughter Gabriella in an undated photograph handed out by her family. Ratcliffe Family Handout via REUTERS
12.23.2017-Reuters- Bozorgmehr Sharafedin – Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport as she was heading back to Britain with her two-year-old daughter after a family visit.
December 21, 2017–The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has stated that the Iranian-British dual national, who is currently serving a five-year sentence in Tehran’s Evin Prison, is now eligible for “early release” and that her lawyer was “hopeful” when he visited her on December 20, 2017.
Dec 05. 2017- Iranian-British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held captive in Iran since April 2016. For 19 months, the UK government refused to condemn Nazanin’s imprisonment while it pursued business and trade deals with the Islamic Republic. There is no evidence to support the national security charges against Nazanin. Now she’s facing new charges for the same dubious claims.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained on spying charges while on holiday with her daughter Gabriella 18 months ago
11.11.2017 –Independent – Shehab Khan – Exclusive: Nobel laureate Dr Shirin Ebadi says government could take decisive action to ensure UK citizen’s safe release, but Boris Johnson’s handling of situation ‘has not helped’
The UK should downgrade its diplomatic ties with Iran to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Iranian human rights lawyer has told The Independent.
Siamak and Baquer Namazi
October 25, 2016—The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran calls on Iran’s Judiciary to immediately release on bail the unjustly imprisoned Iranian-American dual citizens Siamak Namazi and his father, Bagher Namazi, and allow them to prepare for the Appeals Court with legal counsel and full due process.
07.12.2016 – Commentary By Hadi Ghaemi: There is a crackdown underway in Iran. But it is no longer just a crackdown on dissent. Rather it is an attempt to crush views or expressions that depart from the insular and rigid worldview of an increasingly small band of hard-liners.
May 23, 2016—(CNN) By Nazanin Boniadi – CNN Editor’s Note: Nazanin Boniadi is an actress, activist and a member of the board of directors at the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. She co-starred on the award winning Showtime series “Homeland”, and will appear lead in the upcoming MGM and Paramount remake of “Ben-Hur”. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.