British-Iranian woman had panic attack when she was returned to jail after three days
The family of the imprisoned British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe have said they will no longer press for her to be granted temporary releases from jail.
The decision reflects the tremendous strain she suffered from having to return to prison last month. It was revealed on Saturday in an open letter from her husband Richard Ratcliffe to Muhammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a 38-year-old Iranian-British dual national who has been jailed in Iran since April 2016. She has been accused of attempting to orchestrate a “soft overthrow” of the Islamic Republic. She and her three-year-old daughter, Gabriella, were about to return to the UK from Iran after a family visit when she was arrested. Since then, she has spent most of her time in Evin prison in Tehran, separated from her daughter.