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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses final appeal against prison sentence in Iran

Charity worker's husband calls for British government to intervene

28 April, 2017 — By Tom Foot

Nazanin with her daughter Gabriella

A CHARITY worker has lost a final appeal against a five-year prison sentence.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager at Thomson Reuters Foundation, has been charged with security offences by the Supreme Court in Iran, according to reports.

The 38-year-old was arrested at Tehran Airport in April last year. In September, she was charged with attempting a “soft overthrow” of the Islamic Republic, losing an initial appeal in January.

Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, who lives in Fortune Green, has said there are no more legal approaches available. Because of her dual citizenship, the British government will not intervene.

The couple’s 22-month-old daughter, who is a British citizen, is stranded in Iran with her grandparents after her passport was taken away.

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