Nazanin Zaghari

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe assessed by doctors over fitness to stay in Iranian jail

The Guardian |  and : Iranian health commissioner due to present judgment later this week regarding British mother, who has suffered depression, panic attacks and insomnia

In a potential breakthrough in the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the Iranian authorities have conducted a health assessment to determine whether the British-Iranian woman, who is serving a five-year jail sentence in Tehran, is fit to remain in prison.

The assessment, during which Zaghari-Ratcliffe was asked about her mental and physical health, was conducted by the Iranian health commissioner on the orders of the prosecutor’s office on Sunday. Iranian media said she could be conditionally released if the symptoms meant she “qualifies”.

The commissioner is due to present his judgment this week.

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