UK should be doing more for prisoner of conscience Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Responding to comments from the Prime Minister Theresa May at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons today concerning the British national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who has been jailed for five years in Iran, Amnesty International UK’s Individuals At Risk Campaign Manager Kathy Voss said:
“Theresa May says the Government is doing everything possible over Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s deeply troubling case, but far more can and should be done and the Government shouldn’t rest until she’s brought home.
“Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a prisoner of conscience languishing in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison following an unfair trial on bogus ‘national security’ charges - the UK should be publicly calling for her release and return to the UK, not paying lip service to a miscarriage of justice.
“Unsurprisingly, Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband Richard feels let down by the Government. As a first step to properly supporting him and Nazanin, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson should at least agree to meet Mr Ratcliffe, something he has so far failed to do.”