Iranian state television broadcasts unpublished video of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe


The video of about a minute, which was mounted, shows Zaghari-Ratcliffe taken aside by someone off camera at an airport and questioned, according to Mashregh News.

During the interrogation, a man asks him what his travel intentions are and informs him that there is a warrant for arrest against her and that she does not want to leave her. is not allowed to leave the country.

After confirming his intention to travel to London, the man informs him that he is "a representative of the judiciary" and that because of his tenure, she does not want to go to London. is not allowed to leave the country.

"You must accompany us to the investigative office and they will tell you your accusations there," the man told him.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British collaborator who remains imprisoned in Iran, was arrested at the Tehran airport as she tried to return home after visiting her family with her 22-year-old daughter Gabriella. months in April 2016.

The Iranian government accused her of working with organizations that allegedly attempted to overthrow the regime. She was sentenced to five years in prison and her child was handed over to her parents.

His employer, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, rejects the charges. In May, the Iranian media announced that it was facing a new trial for "security-related" charges.

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, holds #Free Nazanin & # 39; sign and candle at a vigil for his irano-british wife.


Earlier in January, Zaghari-Ratcliffe announced that it would begin a hunger strike on January 14 after being denied access to medical aid, according to a letter issued by an Iranian human rights group.

The letter was jointly signed by Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi, another prominent detainee and human rights defender who will also participate in the hunger strike. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, checked the letter.

"The right to have access to a doctor, medicines and treatment is a fundamental right set out in national and international declarations and regulations, but unfortunately we have been deprived of it despite repeated requests and appeals. to the competent authorities, "says the letter.

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"Therefore, to protest against this illegal, inhuman and illegal behavior, and to express our concern for our health and survival in the face of this refusal of treatment by a specialist, we are going on a hunger strike from January 14 to 16, 2019 . "

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt last week accused Iran of Zaghari-Ratcliffe's decision to go on a hunger strike.

In a tweet, Hunt reiterated her belief in the innocence of Zaghari-Ratcliffe and insisted that she be allowed to return home. "How can the Iranian authorities give an innocent mother the sense of needing to resort to this, simply to seek justice and access to medical care?" he asked in the post.

Rights groups also condemned the alleged treatment of women, which led to the planned protest.

"It is outrageous that the Iranian authorities are further punishing Nazanin and Narges in this way," Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen said in a statement.

"Rather than subject Nazanin and Narges to retaliation for their hunger strike, the Iranian authorities must release these prisoners of conscience immediately and unconditionally."

In August, Zaghari-Ratcliffe was treated at the hospital. after suffering from panic attackssaid her husband. The attacks took place just days after he returned to prison after his temporary release to spend time with his family and his four-year-old daughter, Gabriella.