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The prime minister and foreign secretary have ramped up pressure on Iran to release Nazanin, during talks in New York.

Prime Minister Theresa May was today set to personally petition for the release of Hampstead’s Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who remains in Iran’s Evin prison.

When I met Richard Ratcliffe earlier this month, I was struck by his eloquence and hope.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has collapsed and is undergoing medical assessment just three days after being forced to return to prison.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s temporary release from Iranian prison left the Hampstead mother – and her husband Richard – under the impression her freedom is “a game” to the Iranian authorities.

Jailed West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been ordered to return to her Iranian prison following a three-day release, her husband has said.

After months of broken promises from the Iranian government and 873 days in jail, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been temporarily released from Iran’s Evin prison and reunited with her four year old daughter Gabriella.

On July 21, the Judge responsible for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s imprisonment confirmed that she would not be given parole, or shown clemency on humanitarian grounds. Alone, this announcement was nothing new.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is “so worried” by the timing of the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s resignation, because it comes the week he was expected to make a final decision on whether to give her diplomatic protection.

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On day 800 of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s incarceration in Iran, her family and supporters held a demonstration outside the Foreign Office in Whitehall – and called on the Prime Minister to personally meet Richard Ratcliffe to discuss his wife’s case.

Campaigners for the release of West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has spent more than two years in Iranian prison, will tonight mark her daughter’s birthday by lighting candles outside the Foreign Office.

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The plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has dominated our headlines since I became editor of the Ham&High in 2016 and I am sickened still to be writing about it two years later.

Jailed West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces being hauled back into an Iranian court to face new charges.

It is part of writing for local newspapers that you find yourself covering the same stories year after year.

The husband of jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is calling on supporters to mark the second anniversary of his wife’s arrest in Iran by sharing jokes to lift her spirits.

Homeland actress Nazanin Boniadi joined Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of jailed West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, at a special performance of a play to raise awareness of his wife’s plight.

Campaigners to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe laid 707 pebbles outside the Foreign Office in a protest to mark the second Mother’s Day the mum-of-one has spent in jail in Iran.

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