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Five-Year Prison Sentence for Dual National Casts Shadow Over Iran’s Opening to World

The five-year prison sentence for Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, a dual citizen of Iran and the UK who has been inside Iranian prisons for the past five months, lacks any legal justification, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said in a statement today. The Campaign asked the Iranian government to immediately release Ms. Zaghari, as well as the other dual citizens imprisoned in similarly politicized cases.

According to a statement released on Friday, September 9, by Nazanin Zaghari’s husband, Richard Ratcliffe, the five-year prison sentenced was issued by Judge Abolqasem Salavati in the presence of Ms. Zaghari and her lawyer. Mr. Ratcliffe added the charges that led to this sentence are unknown to Ms. Zaghari’s family. The family has appealed the decision, but no dates have been set for the appeals court.