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New performance of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe play, followed by Q/A with Richard Ratcliffe

Richard Ratcliffe (r) at a demonstration outside Parliament last week © Imran Uppal


Amnesty International is hosting a special performance of the play about the jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe at its east London headquarters on Monday 23 October. 

The play, “Looking for Mummy: Nazanin’s Story” which was recently performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and longlisted for Amnesty’s 2017 Freedom of Expression Award, tells the true story of the 38-year-old charity worker’s arrest while on a family holiday in Iran last year and her anguish at being sentenced to five years in jail after an unfair trial.

The innovative work, by playwright Emi Howell, uses Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s own words as well as those of her husband, Richard, who has mounted a high-profile campaign calling for her release. Richard Ratcliffe will attend Monday’s performance and there will be an audience question-and-answer session with him after the play, followed by an informal drinks reception.

Last week, Mr Ratcliffe revealed that the Iranian authorities may be preparing further criminal proceedings against his wife. As with her original unfair trial, these new proceedings apparently relate to Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s employment at Thomson Reuters Foundation, a charity organisation, and her past work as an administrative assistant on a BBC Media Action project. Amnesty firmly believes neither warrant any criminal proceedings whatsoever.

What: performance of Looking for Mummy: Nazanin’s Story (one hour), followed by Q/A (30 mins) and informal drinks reception

Who: cast of Looking for Mummy and Richard Ratcliffe

Where: Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (Shoreditch)

When: Monday 23 October 2017, 7pm (doors open at 6.45pm)

Cost: £10 - go here.


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