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Iran is bringing new charges against British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

September 8, 2020

The Iranian authorities on Tuesday brought new charges against British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who appeared in court during the day without having exceeded the charges on which she was charged.

According to the Iranian TV broadcaster IRIB, the woman and her lawyer appeared at a hearing at which she was informed of the new charges.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested and convicted of conspiracy in 2016, was temporarily released in March over the coronavirus pandemic in the country, one of the hardest hit in the Middle East.

Iran is bringing new charges against British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-RatcliffeIran is bringing new charges against British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

The woman, an employee of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested at Tehran Airport while boarding her daughter in the UK. After a trial interviewed by human rights organizations, she was sentenced to five years in prison.

His family and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a charity that operates independently of Thomson Reuters and the Reuters news agency, deny the charges against him and defend his innocence.

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