Please tweet or write to your MP asking them to take action for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori - British Nationals who have been arbitrarily detained in Iran.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, Richard Ratcliffe, is on hunger strike outside the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. He is demanding urgent action from the government over his wife’s continued detention in Iran.
To help ramp up the pressure on the government and to support Richard’s wellbeing, we’re asking MPs to go and visit him. Will you help by contacting your MP to visit Richard?
Below there are example tweets and email text you can use to contact your MP. If you don’t know who your MP is, you can find out at Theyworkforyou.com
Tweet your MP
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EXAMPLE TWEET 1:
It’s now two weeks, and Richard Ratcliffe is still on hunger strike. Please urgently visit Richard on hunger strike and publicly show your support with him. #FreeNazanin #FreeAnoosheh
EXAMPLE TWEET 2:
Two weeks on, and Richard is still on hunger strike for Nazanin. Please write to the Prime Minister about Nazanin, Anoosheh and other British nationals arbitrarily detained in Iran #FreeNazanin #FreeAnoosheh
EXAMPLE TWEET 3:
Richard is now over two weeks into his hunger strike. Please urge the Foreign Secretary to grant Anoosheh Ashoori’s application for diplomatic protection and to utilise diplomatic protection for both Nazanin and Anoosheh #FreeNazanin #FreeAnoosheh
Letter to your MP
Subject line: Richard Ratcliffe’s hunger strike for Nazanin continues
Dear (insert MP’s name),
As world leaders gather for the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, I am writing to you to urge you to not forget Richard Ratcliffe, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, who is still camping outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London.
Richard is now entering day 12 of his hunger strike. He is calling for the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to act immediately to secure the release of Nazanin, Anoosheh Ashoori and other British nationals arbitrarily detained in Iran. As the UK government hosts world leaders in Glasgow, including a delegation from Iran, Richard is sleeping in the cold, and has vowed to continue his hunger strike until action is taken to secure Nazanin’s release.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori are both British Nationals who have been arbitrarily detained in Iran for over five years and four years, respectively.
On 16 October 2021, both Nazanin and Anoosheh were informed by Iranian authorities that they had lost their appeals.
I support the calls of Amnesty International UK and if you have not already, I am calling on you to urgently do the following:
- Visit Richard on hunger strike and to publicly show your support with him
- Write to the Prime Minister about Nazanin, Anoosheh and other British nationals arbitrarily detained in Iran
- Urge the Foreign Secretary to grant Anoosheh Ashoori’s application for diplomatic protection and to utilise diplomatic protection for both Nazanin and Anoosheh
I look forward to hearing from you.
(Insert name, Post code)