January 10, 2020
A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran fears receiving a second jail sentence amid increasing tensions in Iran.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: British Mother Jailed In Iran Fears Extended Sentence As Tensions Rise
Mother-of-one Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was admitted overnight to a prison clinic after experiencing “palpitations and panic attacks”, her husband has said.
Richard Ratcliffe said tensions in Tehran, sparked by the US assassination of general Qassem Suleimani, are taking a toll on her mental health.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe is midway through a five-year sentence, accused of spying, which she denies.
The UK government has been attempting to secure her release after affording her diplomatic protection in March 2019.
The 41-year-old is among as many as five people with dual British-Iranian nationality, or with UK connections, believed to be in prison in Iran at present.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast on Friday morning, Ratcliffe said: “This is a situation where there is a lot of anger in Iran and a lot of vulnerability, and it’s very stressful for the people involved.
“I mean, Nazanin was taken down to the clinic overnight two nights ago, through palpitations and panic attacks.
“So I think it’s important for the government to just do what they can.”
He added: “She was put on beta blockers to calm down.
“We usually expect things to happen a week or 10 days later, so there is a sense of foreboding which is affecting all the prisoners.”
Ratcliffe added that he was due to meet Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials later on Friday.
He said: “There’s certainly concerns, I think it’s a very tough time, and you have heard on the news this morning about other events in Iran, it’s just really sad.
“In terms of what contact we have had with the government, we should be trying to meet with the Foreign Office today, in just a couple of hours’ time.
“[We are] really pressing up on the media for a meeting with the prime minister.
“So we will be calling to find out when we can do that.”
In a statement to HuffPost UK last week, Ratcliffe said the air strike “definitely pours cold water over the chances of progress in Nazanin’s case.
“The increase in tensions will put a freeze on any other rapprochement,” he said.
“We had seen a release of a US prisoner just before Christmas – so were hopeful that might lead to other releases. We are much less hopeful now.”  
Ratcliffe also urged Boris Johnson to pay a £400m debt Britain owes Iran, as his wife now fears receiving a second jail sentence as Iran seeks revenge on the west.
The sum has been outstanding since pre-revolutionary Iran paid the UK for 1,500 Chieftain tanks in the 1970s.
The deal was cancelled after the Shah of Iran was deposed in 1979, but, while Iran has demanded the money back, Britain has so far refused.Related... Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's Case 'A Lot Bleaker' After Killing Of Iranian Military Leader Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Makes Heart-Breaking Decision To Send Daughter Back To UK Two British-Australian Women Among Three 'Detained In Iran' Everything We Know So Far About The 'Likely' Shooting Down Of Ukrainian Flight 752
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