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Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond: ‘We are working hard to free Nazanin’

PUBLISHED: 15:26 12 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:26 12 July 2016

Nazanin and Gabriella together before their arrest

Nazanin and Gabriella together before their arrest

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Work is being done to free a West Hampstead mum who has been detained in Iran, the Foreign Secretary has told Parliament.

On Tuesday, 100 days since Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was taken into custody while visiting her family, Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq called on Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond to condemn the Iranian regime.

She then delivered letters to David Cameron – on his last day as Prime Minister – and his successor Theresa May, calling for action.

Nazanin, 37, of Fortune Green Road, spent seven weeks in solitary confinement, and reports in Iran state she faces prosecution for ‘sowing unrest’.

Ms Siddiq told the Ham&High she was encouraged by Mr Hammond’s response.

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