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

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

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

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 HANCO

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

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. Pic

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

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: POL

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


You may also want to watch:


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.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter