The temporary release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe from an Iranian prison has been extended for a month, said his MP.
Anglo-Iranian mother is relatively isolated in her parents’ house in Tehran while the country is fighting COVID-19 pandemic.
She was temporarily released by the Iranian authorities due to the coronavirus epidemic. She must wear an ankle tag and her movements are limited to 300 meters from her parents’ home.
Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was scheduled to return to prison over the weekend, but her family was then asked to return to the prosecutor’s office today.
MP Tulip Siddiq tweeted, “Very pleased to hear from Richard Ratcliffe that Nazanin’s leave has been extended by a month – online with other prisoners in Iran.
“The time has come for our government to do everything it can to make it permanent,” added the Labor MP for Hampstead and Kilburn.
Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran while traveling to introduce her daughter Gabriella to her Iranian relatives in 2016.
She was sentenced to five years in prison for allegedly plotting to overthrow the Iranian government, which she denies.
The 42-year-old then received diplomatic protection from the British government, which claims that Iran has failed to meet its obligations under international law.
His provisional release in mid-March followed 85,000 prisoners released in Iran to stop the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in the country.
She said at the time, “I’m so happy to be out. Even with the ankle tag, I’m so happy. we hope it will be the start of the homecoming. “
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