• By The Financial District

BRITISH-IRANIAN WOMAN FREED FROM TEHRAN PRISON AFTER 5 YEARS

A British-Iranian citizen serving a prison sentence for espionage was released after completing five years in prison and can now rejoin her family, her lawyer said, Farshid Motahari reported for Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa).

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Lawyer Hojjat Kermani told the ISNA news agency on Sunday that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was let out of the infamous Evin prison in Tehran.


However, British opposition Labor lawmaker Tulip Siddiq, who represents Zaghari-Ratcliffe's London constituency, said that Zaghari-Ratcliffe was summoned again to court next Sunday. Siddiq added that her ankle tag had been removed and she was going to see her grandmother, the Press Association (PA) reported.


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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called for Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be allowed to return to Britain as soon as possible.


"We welcome the removal of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's ankle tag, but Iran's continued treatment of her is intolerable," he said on Twitter.


Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in 2016 after visiting her parents in Iran and sentenced to five years in prison for espionage and other offenses. She was also accused of working with a foreign network to topple the Iranian government.


She has denied all charges, saying she only had wanted to visit her parents.



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