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Campaigners to stage carol singing vigil outside Downing Street for jailed Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

PUBLISHED: 17:48 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:51 30 November 2017

Jailed mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been told she will appear in court on December 10. Picture: RICHARD RATCLIFFE

Jailed mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been told she will appear in court on December 10. Picture: RICHARD RATCLIFFE

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Campaigners battling to free jailed Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe have called on supporters to join them in a carol singing vigil outside Downing Street.

Emma Thompson speaks at the Mothers March for Nazanin on Saturday, November 25. Picture: POLLY HANCOCK Emma Thompson speaks at the Mothers March for Nazanin on Saturday, November 25. Picture: POLLY HANCOCK

Nazanin’s husband Richard Ratcliffe will be joined by a group of British men acquitted of weapons charges and freed on Tuesday after spending four years in an Indian prison.

The ex-servicemen known as the Chennai six were working as security guards on an anti-piracy ship when they were detained in 2013. They are due to share messages of hope with Free Nazanin campaigners yards away from Number 10.

Ham&High editor Emily Banks and Richard Ratcliffe talk to Nazanin on the phone during the rally. Picture: POLLY HANCOCK Ham&High editor Emily Banks and Richard Ratcliffe talk to Nazanin on the phone during the rally. Picture: POLLY HANCOCK

Nazanin, 38, of Fortune Green Road, was seized at Tehran airport in April last year along with her daughter Gabriella as they tried to return to the UK from a family holiday.

In August 2016 the charity worker was sentenced to five years behind bars after a judge in a secret trial found her guilty of plotting against the Iranian regime.

A Hampstead march to Free Nazanin in December last year led by Jessica Learmond-Criqui. Picture: POLLY HANCOCK A Hampstead march to Free Nazanin in December last year led by Jessica Learmond-Criqui. Picture: POLLY HANCOCK

Nazanin, who has suffered insomnia, depression and panic attacks as a result of her imprisonment, now faces being dragged back to court for a second trial which could see her sentence extended.

The carol singing vigil takes place on Tuesday, December 5 from 5.30pm in Richmond Terrace opposite Downing Street.

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