September 20, 2020

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces new charge while on temporary release says Iran state media

British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a new charge after being freed on house arrest in Iran in March - Reuters
British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a new charge after being freed on house arrest in Iran in March – Reuters

An Iranian court court issued a new charge against British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on Tuesday, Iranian state media reported.

The British-Iranian dual national has been detained in Tehran since 2016 on spying charges, but was temporarily released from prison in March amid the coronavirus outbreak after serving nearly all of her five-year sentence. 

“The branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary court summoned Nazanin Zaghari and her designated lawyer this morning and informed her of a new indictment,” an unnamed official told State TV.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested during a holiday in April 2016 and accused of plotting the “soft toppling” of the government in Tehran.

Her family says she was in Iran with her young daughter to visit family, and deny all charges against her.

Her husband Richard Ratcliffe has campaigned relentlessly for her release.

Original News : https://news.yahoo.com/nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-faces-charge-123159998.html

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