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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL3408, tabled on 23 April 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran to secure the permanent release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, following the extension of her temporary release to 20 May.

Answered on

30 April 2020

We are relieved that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was temporarily released on March 17. While her further extension is a welcome step, we continue to urge the Iranian Government to immediately release her - and all UK dual nationals arbitrarily detained in Iran - to enable them to return to their families in the UK. The Foreign Secretary raised this with Foreign Minister Zarif on 16 March and Minister of State for the Middle East with the Iranian Ambassador on 26 March. Our Ambassador in Tehran consistently raises all of our dual national detainees with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.