Free Nazanin or face sanctions, Govt must tell Iran

Responding to the news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been released but faces a new court date in Iran, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and International Development Layla Moran said: “Nazanin should be coming home to her family today. It is completely unacceptable that the Iranian Government is suddenly finding new trumped up charges to bring against her in order to hold her hostage.

Education spokesperson Layla Moran

“The Foreign Secretary must make it clear that if Nazanin is sentenced a second time, the UK Government will impose Magnitsky sanctions. This is a crucial week to secure Nazanin’s freedom. Strong words must be backed by the threat of real action if the Iranian authorities do not do the right thing.

“Nazanin has been unlawfully held for five years, and the UK Government must do everything in its power to bring her home to her family immediately.”

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