In Iran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe “lost her last appeal”

In Iran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe “lost her last appeal”

Following the rejection of her most recent appeal in Iran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces deportation "at any time," according to her MP.

Zaghari-sentence Ratcliffe's of one year in prison and a one-year travel ban was "upheld without a court hearing," according to Labour MP Tulip Siddiq.

Premier Boris Johnson has been invited to intervene in the issue by the Hampstead and Kilburn MP.

This is simply another piece of heartbreaking news for my constituent, her family, and the millions of people who care about her," Siddiq explained. After all she's been through, Nazanin being sent back to prison would be a catastrophe.

Nazanin's freedom seems to be slipping more and further away every time we dare to hope for it." Regardless of what the prime minister has tried to liberate Nazanin, it has failed miserably.

Getting Nazanin back to her family is a top priority for the UK government, who owes Iran money and must stand up to Iran's heinous hostage-taking.

Dual national Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British and Iranian citizen, has been detained since 2016 on charges of planning to topple the government.

She was arrested while driving her daughter Gabriella to see her relatives and sentenced to five years in prison, of which she served four at Evin Prison in France.

Following her release from house detention earlier this year, she was charged with "spreading propaganda against the regime" for the time she spent in Tehran during her sentence's last year.

According to reports, Iranian authorities told Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family that she is being held because the United Kingdom has not paid a debt of £400 million to Iran.

She is one of a number of British and dual-nationals being held in Iranian prisons.

For numerous years, her husband Richard Ratcliffe, Siddiq, and Amnesty International have pushed for her release.

Chief executive of Amnesty International UK Sacha Deshmukh said: "This is awful news and is just additional anguish for Nazanin and her family after five and a half years of misery."

In the original trial, Nazanin was treated unfairly, then hurried through an absurd second court process, and now he faces extra years in prison — it's awful to watch this unfold."

Nazanin's situation, as well as other instances in which British citizens are facing persecution in Iran, calls for Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, and other government officials to take action.

A concrete strategy for the release of all British nationals illegally detained in Iran must be laid out by government officials, according to a letter from the group.

She spoke with her Iranian colleague Hossein Amir-Abdollahian at the UN General Assembly last month and "pressed" him on the subject, promising to "continue to press" him until Zaghari-Ratcliffe goes home.

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