Hampstead mums to sing carols outside No.10 for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran

PUBLISHED: 09:59 13 December 2016 | UPDATED: 10:31 13 December 2016

Richard Ratcliffe with wife Nazanin and daughter Gabriella

Richard Ratcliffe with wife Nazanin and daughter Gabriella


In the latest show of solidarity, a crowd will sing outside Downing Street to call on the UK government to do more ‘before it is too late’

Hampstead mothers will lead carols in front of Downing StreetHampstead mothers will lead carols in front of Downing Street

A group of Hampstead mothers will sing Christmas carols outside Downing Street, in the hope that it will move Prime Minister Theresa May to exert more pressure on Iran.

North London mothers network Pramstead hope to lead thousands of Londoners in song for a special Christmas carols concert in front of Number 10 on December 19.

As reported in the Ham&High, Hampstead parents recently marched on Downing Street, moved into action by the plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a West Hampstead mum held in Iran.

Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, has described how Nazanin is at “breaking point” and her mental and physical health is deteriorating while she languishes in Evin prison in Iran.

Mr Ratcliffe said: “Nazanin is one of the bravest people I know, but she’s at breaking point.

“She’s been separated from me and our daughter completely illegally for no reason and with no charge.

“She’s been on hunger strike and can barely walk.

“We are an ordinary family, like millions of others.

“And it’s just unimaginable that my wife is in prison, and won’t be with either me, or her own child at Christmas.”

He added: “Nazanin recently wrote me a letter saying her final goodbyes. I urge the British Government to bring all their weight in the world to bear and get my wife out of jail before it’s too late.”

Thomson Reuters charity worker Nazanin and her daughter Gabriella, now two, were seized at Tehran airport on April 3 as they returned from a family holiday.

Nazanin, who has dual Anglo-Iranian nationality, was jailed and Gabriella’s passport was seized, leaving her in Iran where she is being cared for by her grandparents.

Nazanin was sentenced to five years in jail by a court on still unspecified charges.

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