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UK/Iran: developments in Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case are 'bittersweet'

Reports that British national Zaghari-Ratcliffe will have her ankle tag removed but but will be required to attend court this week 'After all Nazanin’s been through this feels like yet another example of the calculated cruelty of the Iranian authorities' - Kate Allen Responding to reports from her MP Tulip Siddiq that the British national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe detained in Iran will have her ankle tag removed but also be required to attend court this week in relation to a second charge placing today’s release in doubt, Kate Allen, Director at Amnesty International UK, said: “This is such

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Iran: postponement of Nazanin trial is part of a 'cruel political game'

Nazanin with her daughter © Amnesty International UK

Responding to the news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s day in court has been postponed with a new date yet to be set, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “Nazanin has already been unjustly convicted once after a deeply unfair trial. It is a nonsense that she should ever have even faced a second court date. “It appears the Iranian authorities are playing cruel political games with Nazanin. “The situation has gone on long enough. Nazanin has continued to suffer in Iran away from her husband and young daughter. “The UK government has had four and a half years to secure her

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Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to wait 'another day in limbo' as decision delayed

Responding to news that the British national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will have to wait until tomorrow (19 April) for an update on whether her furlough is to be extended beyond this weekend, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said: “That Nazanin and her family must wait another day in limbo for a decision is deeply disappointing. “There should be no question of her being sent back to Evin Prison - not in a few weeks’ time, not ever. “Nazanin is a prisoner of conscience, convicted after a deeply unfair trial, and she should never have been behind bars at all. “It is time for

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Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe prison leave extended - Amnesty renews calls to 'end ordeal'

Responding to news that the British national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has had her temporary release from Tehran’s Evin Prison extended by two weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said: "This is obviously better than being returned to the horrors of Evin Prison and we're cautiously hopefully that now - finally - we could be getting to the end of the tunnel. “Nazanin is a prisoner of conscience, convicted after a deeply unfair trial who should never have been behind bars at all. “We’re once again calling on the Iranian authorities to end Nazanin

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Reduced contact with family 'needlessly cruel'

Responding to reports that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has had her contact with her family limited by authorities in Evin Prison, Ellie Kennedy, Campaign Manager at Amnesty International UK, said: “Reducing Nazanin’s already-minimal contact with her family is yet another needlessly cruel decision, designed to punish her even further. “Nazanin is still a prisoner of conscience, still unfairly jailed after a sham trial, and still being subjected to the torment of separation from her home and family. “This deeply troubling case urgently needs to be resolved. The Prime Minister must ensure the

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UK: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and husband Richard end hunger strike

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in April 2016 ahead of her journey back to the UK with her infant daughter Gabriella © FreeNazanin

Responding to news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and husband Richard have ended their hunger strikes, Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: "The hunger strike is over, but the deep injustice of this case isn't. "Nazanin is still a prisoner of conscience, still unfairly jailed after a sham trial, and still being subjected to the torment of separation from her home and family. "This deeply troubling case urgently needs to be resolved. The Iranian authorities should finally do the right thing - release Nazanin and allow her to return home to the UK." Grossly unfair trial and

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Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's return to jail a 'crushing disappointment'

Responding to news reports that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been returned to jail after her three-day “furlough” release from Evin Prison in Iran, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said: “This is a crushing disappointment. “There were real hopes that not only would her three-day furlough be extended, but that her permanent and unconditional release was also just around the corner. “We shouldn’t lose sight of what Nazanin has had to endure - nearly two-and-a-half years behind bars, eight gruelling months of solitary confinement without a lawyer, a deeply unfair trial, and also

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Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe release 'welcome news and a much-needed respite'

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, with her young daughter Gabriella © © Free Nazanin

Responding to news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been granted a three-day “furlough” release from Evin Prison in Iran, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said: “This is welcome news and a much-needed respite for Nazanin. “We hope two things will now happen - first, that this three-day period will be extended, but far more importantly that it’s followed by her full and unconditional release. “This has gone on far too long. Nazanin is a prisoner of conscience who should never have been jailed in the first place. She should be freed once and for all and allowed to travel back

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Apr 5 2018 11:30AM
Freeing Nazanin - how we've persevered

Daren Nair, Amnesty International activist, gives an update on the great work his group are doing to #FreeNazanin.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: What you need to know

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The case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been all over the media. So who is Nazanin, and why should she be freed from prison? Here’s what you need to know.

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