Responding to news of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe being sentenced to a year in prison, Layla Moran MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, called for targeted sanctions to be introduced: “This is a cruel and heartless decision by the Iranian regime. Nazanin should be coming home to her family, instead she’s being used as a political bargaining chip yet again.
“Enough is enough. The Foreign Secretary must now begin the process of introducing targeted Magnitsky sanctions against officials responsible. With Nazanin’s health deteriorating and her family in distress, strong words must be backed by real action.
“Nazanin has been put through hell for five years and today’s verdict will prolong her suffering even more. The Government must do everything in its power to bring her home to her family immediately.”