Nazanin Zaghari

Zaghari-Ratcliffe endures further wait for Iranian decision on release

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian dual national detained by Iran since 2016, has been told her furlough from prison will be extended beyond the previous cut-off date of early June, according to her lawyer. But she has not been informed she will be granted a full clemency, which would allow her to return to the UK.

Her family said they were investigating the reports. They previously said they expected to hear on Saturday whether she was to be given clemency. Her lawyer, Mahmoud Behzadi-Rad, was reported by Iran International TV on Friday as saying only her furlough had been extended.

Richard Ratcliffe, her husband, had said previous commitments on clemencies made by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meant she qualified for full release.

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