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Brit mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces delay in returning home after appearing in Iran court on fresh charges


BRIT Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a delay in returning home after appearing in court yesterday on fresh charges.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab blasted Iran over its “cruel and inhumane” treatment of the mum, who was last week released from a five-year jail term after being accused of spying.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a delay in returning home after appearing in court yesterday on fresh charges

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a delay in returning home after appearing in court yesterday on fresh chargesCredit: Rex Features
Dominic Raab blasted Iran over its 'cruel and inhumane' treatment of mum Nazanin

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Dominic Raab blasted Iran over its ‘cruel and inhumane’ treatment of mum NazaninCredit: AFP

Charity worker Nazanin was arrested in Tehran in 2016 as she was returning to Britain and spent the last year of her ­sentence under house arrest.

Nazanin, 43 — whose ankle tag was removed last week — was told yesterday that she faces a new trial accused of propaganda against the regime, with a verdict inside seven working days.

Mr Raab said it was “unacceptable and unjustifiable” to continue with a second “wholly arbitrary” case against her.

He said she must be allowed home without further delay.

Outside court, Nazanin said: ‘’I hope it’s all done and this is the end. All we can do is wait.”

Charity worker Nazanin had her ankle tag removed last week

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Charity worker Nazanin had her ankle tag removed last weekCredit: AFP
Nazanin was told yesterday that she faces a new trial accused of propaganda against the regime with a verdict inside seven working days

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Nazanin was told yesterday that she faces a new trial accused of propaganda against the regime with a verdict inside seven working daysCredit: AFP
Nazanin's husband, Richard, pictured with their daughter Gabriella, said: 'Her future remains uncertain, with all the stress that comes with that, but at least it is not a continually drawn out trial'

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Nazanin’s husband, Richard, pictured with their daughter Gabriella, said: ‘Her future remains uncertain, with all the stress that comes with that, but at least it is not a continually drawn out trial’Credit: Reuters

Her husband, Richard, who is in London with their daughter Gabriella, seven, said: “Her future remains uncertain, with all the stress that comes with that, but at least it is not a continually drawn out trial.”

Iran has stalled over the case as it claims Britain owes it £400million after a tank deal from the 1970s failed to be completed.

The UK says it cannot pay the debt due to sanctions.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released – Iran frees British aid worker after five-year sentence, her lawyer says

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