UK to pay Iran £400 million to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe


UK to pay Iran £400 million to free prisoner, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, British prisoner in Iran. 

UK citizen, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to 5 years in prison in Iran back in April 2016. She was found guilty of being a British spy trying to over throw the Iranian government. A conviction both she and the UK government have both strongly denied.

In March 2020 Zaghari-Ratcliffe, now 42, was released from prison to serve her final year under house arrest at there parents house in Tehran.

However at the completion of her full sentence Zaghari-Ratcliffe was further arrested and found guilty of crimes relating to dissemination of anti-government propaganda. In April 2021 she was sentenced to one year imprisonment, back in general prison population.

Iranian state television has now reported that the UK, which still denies any guilt on behalf of the UK or Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has offered to pay £400 million GBP ( Approximately $553 million USD / 460 million Euro / 213 million OMR / 23.3 Trillion Iranian Rial)

Iranian state television quoted an anonymous UK official in their report, claiming that the British government was very keen to free Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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