Zaghari-Ratcliffe files report on harassment of Revolutionary Guards | News


Dual Anglo-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has claimed she was harassed at her parents’ home in Tehran by Revolutionary Guards while under house arrest pending a second trial date.In her report on the incident to the Tehran prosecutor’s office, she said officers from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) came to the house on Tuesday morning and falsely accused her of breaking the tag she was equipped with when she was granted temporary release. from prison in March on leave. She was warned that she would be referred to the revolutionary courts.

The complaint was also sent indirectly to the UK Foreign Office.

The incident happened just before 7 a.m. when an anonymous person rang her family’s landline, accusing her of breaking etiquette and insisting that an agent come to her home to check .

The call was not made by the normal agents responsible for administering the tag, and Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s family refused to let the individual into their home, but recognized him as one of the agents of the IRGC who recently brought her to justice to face a second round of charges. fifteen days ago.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, determined not to be intimidated by IRGC tactics, then telephoned the prosecutor’s office to complain that only the marking center, not the IRGC, had the power to monitor her movements as a prisoner. in vacations.

She said in the report that the judiciary was required to speak to the IRGC, not to her. She urged Tehran’s Deputy Prosecutor Amin Waziri, responsible for all liaison with Evin Prison prisoners and their families, to have the courage to talk to her rather than hide from the game of cat and mouse. played by IRGC.

The prosecutor’s office then said that they would meet with her to discuss her case, and she told the office that she would only be present if her lawyer was present and that she was accompanied by prison guards and not the IRGC. since they had no competence.

The tagging office said there may have been a technical issue with their tag, but the family don’t believe that explanation as any call about a tag violation would come from the tagging office, not from the tagging office. IRGC agents coming to his door.

The episode comes as diplomatic relations between Iran and the West reach a new stage over the future of the Iran nuclear deal. The recent execution of popular Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari and the 40-day hunger strike by Nasrin Sotoudeh have also raised the profile of political prisoners in Iran.

There are reports that Franco-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah has also been moved from Evin prison, but the reason is not yet clear. French President Emmanuel Macron is demanding her release after being jailed in May 2020 for five years for “collusion to attack national security”.

Speaking to the US Council on Foreign Relations on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif proposed a full prisoner exchange with the United States, but made no side offers for the United Kingdom.


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