Richard Ratcliffe: ‘What Fighting For Nazanin’s Freedom Has Taught Me’

Richard Ratcliffe: ‘What Fighting For Nazanin’s Freedom Has Taught Me’

Published on 23 Apr 2020

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who holds dual Iranian nationality, was arrested at Tehran Airport in 2016 by the Revolutionary Guard on her return visit from seeing her parents and family with her 22-month-old daughter, Gabriella.

Later that year she was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of “membership of an illegal group” following what Amnesty International has described as a “deeply unfair trial”.

She has been denied many of her human rights.

Here, her husband Richard Ratcliffe answers our Big Questions.

You can read the full interview here:


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