CHARITY worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s temporary leave from jail in Iran has been extended.
The 41-year-old was released from Evin prison on 17 March because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Richard Ratcliffe said his wife’s file had been put forward to the Iranian prosecutor general for consideration for clemency.
She was jailed in 2016 on spying charges that she has always denied.
Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been at her parents’ home in Tehran since being freed.
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But she is required to wear an ankle tag and remain within 300m of the property.
Former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted that the latest development was “a glimmer of hope amidst the darkness”.
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He said: “Let’s pray that this remarkable family are reunited soon.”
The Iranian army has launched a 2,000-bed hospital at the permanent venue of Tehran International Exhibitions.
Iran has struggled to keep the deadly virus contained.
The Sun Says
IT is wonderful news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case has been recommended for clemency.
The British mum is an entirely innocent victim of vicious, autocratic Iranian hard-liners.
And her four-year incarceration in hellish prisons on bogus charges should shame the state.
Fingers crossed she will be home in London soon with husband Richard and daughter Gabriella.