Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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Person.png Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe   LinkedInRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Born26 December 1978
Criminal penalty
5 years' imprisonment
Criminal status
Temporarily released due to COVID-19 on 17 March 2020

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a British-Iranian dual citizen who has been detained in Iran since 3 April 2016. On 10 September 2016, it was revealed that she was sentenced to five years imprisonment "for allegedly plotting to topple the Iranian regime."[1]

The prosecutor general of Tehran had stated in October 2017 that she was being held for running "a BBC Persian online journalism course which was aimed at recruiting and training people to spread propaganda against Iran".[2]


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  1. "British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe facing 16 more years in Iranian jail"
  2. Saeed Kamali Dehghan (6 November 2017). "Boris Johnson 'mistake' could harm case for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, say family". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 November 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
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