Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s prison leave extended in Iran amid virus crisis

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s leave from prison in Iran has been extended by two weeks and her case has been put forward to prosecutor to seek clemency, her husband has said. The British-Iranian mother was among thousands of prisoners temporarily freed from jail by the government in Tehran because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s father was also notified that his daughter’s file had been put forward to the Iranian Prosecutor General for consideration for clemency, her husband said.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran, has had her leave from prison extended by two weeks, according to her husband.

Richard Ratcliffe said his wife’s father had been told her temporary release from Evin prison in Tehran will now run until April 18.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe is in relative isolation at her parents’ house in Tehran while the country gets to grips with the Covid-19 pandemic.



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