British-Iranian support employee returns to jail after…

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – A detained British-Iranian support employee sentenced to 5 years in jail in Iran was returned to jail on Sunday after a request to increase her three-day non permanent launch was rejected, her husband stated.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a mission supervisor with the Thomson Reuters Basis, was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport as she was heading again to Britain together with her two-year-old daughter after a household go to.

She was convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran’s clerical institution, a cost denied by her household and the Basis, a charity group that’s impartial of Thomson Reuters and operates independently of Reuters Information.


Her husband Richard Ratcliffe, who’s in Britain, stated in a press release she returned to jail in Tehran to proceed serving her sentence regardless of hopes her launch can be prolonged.

Iranian authorities and her lawyer couldn’t instantly be reached for remark. Britain’s overseas ministry declined to touch upon her standing.

“We don’t assume it’s in the most effective pursuits of any of our twin nationwide detainees to supply a operating commentary on particular person circumstances,” the overseas ministry stated in a press release. (Reporting By Andrew MacAskill and Babak Dehghanpisheh; Modifying by Nick Tattersall, Richard Balmforth)


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