Politics

Continued detention by Iran of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is 'outrageous,' insists husband Richard

1 month ago   |   By Herald Scotland

THE continued detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's by the Iranian authorities beyond her five-year jail sentence is “outrageous,” her husband Richard has insisted, as he unsuccessfully tried to deliver a 160,000-signature petition, demanding her immediate release.
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