Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘dealing with brand-new charge in Iran’

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is now facing a new charge, according to Iranian state media.

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    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is now dealing with a brand-new charge, according to Iranian state media (Picture: PA)

    A British-Iranian female who has actually been apprehended in Tehran for more than 4 years is now dealing with a brand-new charge, according to state media.

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 42, from Hampstead, north London, was launched from jail in March in the middle of the pandemic, after serving almost all of her five-year sentence. She has actually been using an ankle tag which does not allow her to go even more than 300m far from her moms and dad’s house.

    But on Tuesday, regional media reported that an authorities appeared prior to a brand name of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court to advance a ‘new indictment’ versus the mom.

    Broadcaster Iribnews’ stated Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her attorney appeared in court today. However, it did not elaborate on the information of the brand-new charges.

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (R) embracing her daughter Gabriella in Damavand, Iran following her release from prison for three days. - Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman serving a five-year prison term in Tehran for sedition, was released from jail for two weeks on March 17, 2020, her husband said.

    The mom has actually been separated from her young child Gabriella because her arrest in 2016 (Picture: AFP)

    Labour MP Tulip Siddiq has actually stated she has actually consulted with Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe and verified she will deal with another trial on Sunday.

    Ms Siddiq tweeted: ‘I’ve been in touch with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and can validate that she was brought to justice today and informed she will deal with another trial on Sunday.

    ‘I know many people are concerned about her welfare and I’ll keep everybody upgraded when we have more info #FreeNazanin.’

    The brand-new charges come as Britain and Iran work out the release of a £400 million settlement held by London – a payment the late Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi produced Chieftain tanks that were never ever provided.

    Laywers for Nazanin have asked the Defence Secretary for a meeting and called on the British Government to stand up to Iran for its 'abusive treatment' of the jailed mother of one.

    Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was launched from jail in the middle of the pandemic however needs to use an ankle tag that does not allow her from going more than 300m far from her moms and dad’s home (Picture: PA)

    Richard Ratcliffe husband of imprisoned British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses during an Amnesty International led vigil outside the Iranian Embassy in London. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, Iran's state TV, citing unnamed official, said Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a new charge but did not elaborate. Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been released from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic after serving nearly all of her five-year sentence. She was arrested during a holiday with her toddler daughter in April 2016.

    Richard Ratcliffe has actually been campaigning for years to get his spouse launched from Iranian jail (Picture: AP)

    Tehran has actually rejected that her detention was connected to the supposed payment offer, nevertheless critics have actually recommended the brand-new charges might be an effort to get take advantage of in the settlements.

    Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was apprehended throughout a vacation with her young child Gabriella in April 2016 and was implicated of outlining the ‘soft toppling’ of Iran’s federal government.

    Her household stated the mom – who worked for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the news company – was simply checking out household throughout the journey.

    Husband Richard Ratcliffe and her household have actually been relentlessly marketing for her release because she was put behind bars under the ‘Free Nazanin’ appeal.

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who must wait longer to find out whether she can return to the UK after being imprisoned in Iran, her husband has said.

    Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe will now go to trial once again (Picture: PA)

    As Iran does not acknowledge double citizenships, detainees such as Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe cannot get consular support.

    Analysts and member of the family of double nationals and others apprehended in Iran state hardliners in the Islamic Republic’s security firms utilize the detainees as bargaining chips in settlements with the West.

    A UN panel has actually explained ‘an emerging pattern involving the arbitrary deprivation of liberty of dual nationals’ in Iran. Tehran rejects this.

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