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Family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe join Whitehall demonstration for fellow imprisoned Briton Anoosheh Ashoori

PUBLISHED: 18:30 20 March 2020

Richard and Gabriella Ratcliffe support Sherry Izadi at a protest for her husband Anoosheh Ashoori's freedom. Picture: Daren Nair

Richard and Gabriella Ratcliffe support Sherry Izadi at a protest for her husband Anoosheh Ashoori's freedom. Picture: Daren Nair

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Just days after Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was temporarily allowed to leave Evin Prison, her husband and daughter were protesting outside of the foreign office in solidarity with another dual British-Iranian national who is being held in the same jail.

Richard and Gabriella attended the demonstration held by the wife – Sherry Izadi – and children of Anoosheh Ashoori on Wednesday afternoon, while a simultaneous online event was held to enable those self-isolating or unwell with coronavirus to show their support.

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Afterwards, Amnesty UK campaigner Daren Nair said: “Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is not the only innocent Londoner wrongfully imprisoned in Iran’s Evin Prison. 65 year old retired engineer, Anoosheh Ashoori from south-east London has been detained for over two and a half years.

“Unlike Nazanin, he was not granted a furlough and remains in Evin Prison where he is at risk of contracting the coronavirus. Our government must pressure the Iranian regime to grant Mr. Ashoori a furlough as well. Better still, release him unconditionally.”

Nazanin was allowed to leave Evin prison – with an ankle tag on – on March 17. She is currently supposed to return in early April.

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