Nazanin Zaghari

Coronavirus relief workers appeal for release of Zaghari-Ratcliffe

The Guardian – Japanese team reminds Iran of detained translator’s role following Bam earthquake

Japanese government aid workers who worked on a $22.5m medical assistance package to help Iran fight coronavirus are pressing Tehran to make the final steps to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

The British-Iranian dual national, who was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in September 2016, has been on furlough on a tag for three weeks in Tehran, waiting to hear whether she will be allowed to return to her family in the UK.

The Iranian prosecutor’s office is due to update the family on Wednesday on whether she has qualified for clemency under the terms set out by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, but such deadlines have slipped in the past, reflecting tensions within the Iranian government.

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