British woman jailed in Iran released from solitary confinement

Source: The Guardian

BY Damien Gayle

A British-Iranian woman being held in an Iranian prison has been released from solitary confinement, her husband has said.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, was sentenced in September to five years in prisonon secret charges related to a “soft overthrow” of the country’s government that were not revealed in open court.

She had been restricted from any contact with fellow inmates at Tehran’s Evin prison until a week ago, when she was moved to a general ward, Richard Ratcliffe, her husband, told the BBC.

However, Ratcliffe also criticised the lack of action from the British government, which has never publicly called for his wife to be released. Insisting his wife is innocent, he accused officials of allowing his family to be “caught up as a bargaining chip in international politics”.

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