Nazanin Zaghari

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘told to expect another conviction’

The Guardian | : Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman serving a five-year jail sentence in Tehran, has been told to expect another conviction after she went to court to face new charges, her husband has said. 

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 39, who has been in prison for two years, was taken to court on Saturday for “spreading propaganda against the state”, despite claims of diplomatic progress.

She was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport when she and her then 22-month-old daughter, Gabriella, were about to return to the UK after a family visit. During her first trial, Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the news agency, was accused of running “a BBC Persian online journalism course” and seeking a “soft overthrow” of the Islamic Republic.

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