Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘being considered for clemency’ in Iran as leave from prison extended

Derrick Santistevan

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has actually had her leave from an Iranian prison extended by 2 weeks – and she is being considered for clemency.

Richard Ratcliffe stated his partner’s dad had actually been informed her momentary release from Evin prison in Tehran will now run up until 18 April.

The British-Iranian is in relative seclusion at her moms and dads’ house in Tehran while the nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nazanin’s hubby Richard Ratcliffe, with their child Gabriella

Her dad was likewise alerted that her file had actually been advanced to the Iranian district attorney general for factor to consider for clemency.

Former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt invited the news on Twitter – calling it a “glimmer of hope amidst the darkness”, including: “Let’s pray that this remarkable family are reunited soon.”

The family’s MP Tulip Siddiq tweeted: “Every extra day Nazanin is out of jail is better than the alternative – but we must not lose focus on getting her home and away from the danger of coronavirus in Iran as soon as possible.”

On a Facebook page utilized by the family to campaign for Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release, a comment was posted stating the news was “a step in the right direction – let’s hope it’s the first step home”.

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Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport while taking a trip to present Gabriella to her Iranian family members in 2016.

She was sentenced to 5 years in prison over claims of outlining to topple Iran’s federal government, which she rejects.

18 March: Richard Ratcliffe states infection break out provides chance to reset Iran- UK relations

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was later on provided diplomatic defense by the British federal government, which argues that Iran has actually stopped working to satisfy its responsibilities under international law.

Previously this month it was exposed that Iran had briefly released about 85,000 detainees in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus

The variety of dead from coronavirus has actually reached 2,517 in Iran and more than 35,000 people have actually been contaminated.

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