8 Mar 2021

Speculation Nazanin release could be linked to UK debt to Iran

International Editor

The husband and daughter of the British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe have led a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in London, demanding she be allowed to return home to her family.

Yesterday, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe finished a five year sentence for allegedly spying and her ankle tag was removed. But she has been told to return to court in Tehran next Sunday to face more charges.

There has been speculation that she might be released if Britain paid a debt it owes Iran for tanks purchased and never delivered more than 40 years ago.