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Saturday 21 April 2018

Iran 'finalises five-year prison sentence' for Iranian-British woman

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is imprisoned in Iran
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is imprisoned in Iran

A woman with dual Iranian and British citizenship has been sentenced to five years in prison, an Iranian news agency is reporting.

The report by Mizanonline.ir, which is affiliated with the country's judiciary, on Sunday quoted Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi as saying the sentence on security charges against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been finalised.

Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 38, from Hampstead, north-west London, works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the news agency's charitable arm.

Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in April 2016 while trying to leave the country with her toddler daughter, Gabriella. She remains in Iran with family after authorities seized her passport.

Iran does not recognise dual nationalities, and those detained cannot receive consular assistance.

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