Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces new court docket case regardless of ankle tag elimination

Dominic Raab, Britain’s overseas secretary, has referred to as on Iran to finish the “merciless and insupportable ordeal” endured by Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as she confronted one other court docket case regardless of being launched from home arrest.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity employee, was jailed in Iran 5 years in the past on spying fees that she has all the time denied and has been under house arrest in Tehran since March 2020.

Her lawyer, Hojjat Kermani, stated she was “in good condition and completely happy to be launched” following the elimination of her ankle tag on Sunday, however he stated it was not clear if she might depart Iran and fly to London to hitch her household imminently.

Richard Ratcliffe, her husband, stated {that a} new court docket case in opposition to her is scheduled for subsequent Sunday.

Raab criticised the Iranian authorities in a press release. “She should be launched completely so she will return to her household within the UK. We are going to proceed to do all we will to attain this,” the overseas secretary stated. “We have now relayed to the Iranian authorities within the strongest attainable phrases that her continued confinement is unacceptable.”

Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, stated Zaghari-Ratcliffe — a former resident of the London borough — would be capable to go to her aged grandmother now her ankle tag has been eliminated.

“On one hand they’re celebrating that she has some parts of freedom when it comes to not having the tracker anymore,” the MP stated.

However the 42-year-old twin nationwide, who has a six-year previous daughter, has nonetheless not acquired her British passport.

“She does have to return to court docket and we don’t know what awaits her there,” Siddiq stated. “Nazanin is sort of fearful as a result of there was discuss of one other case being put in opposition to her which can after all imply one other sentence, and we don’t understand how lengthy for.”

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