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UK extremely concerned about jailed British-Iranian aid worker

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Britain is extremely concerned about the welfare of jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and wants to see her released, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, has been transferred from prison to a hospital psychiatric ward, the campaign group seeking to free her said earlier on Wednesday.

She was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport as she was heading back to Britain with her daughter after a family visit and was sentenced to five years in jail after being convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment.

Her family and the Foundation, a charity organisation that operates independently of Thomson Reuters and Reuters News, deny the charge.

Last Modified: Thursday، 18 July 2019 06:02 PM