Nazanin Zaghari

Zaghari arrested over links to 2009 Iran riots: Official

A judiciary official says Nazanin Zaghari, held in Iran since April, was apprehended while leaving for London over her involvement in post-election riots that engulfed the country in 2009.

The revelations by Yadollah Movahed, the head of the Justice Department in the Iranian city of Kerman, are the first details about the 37-year-old’s case.

Movahed said Iranian intelligence forces discovered a network “engaged in acts against the national security of the country” though websites and the media.

The IRGC forces from Kerman arrested Zaghari at the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on April 3, and transferred her to the city.

Meanwhile, Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi has said that Zaghari has been re-transferred to Tehran from Kerman because of court jurisdiction issues.

Zaghari, a 37-yer-old dual-national, was arrested at the airport as she planned to travel to the UK after visiting her parents in Tehran.

Zaghari’s two-year-old daughter, Gabriella, who was with her at the time, was handed over to her grandparents.

Zaghari works as a program manager for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the news agency.

By Press TV