Monday 26 April 2021 / 2:12 PM Foreign Policy / Lisa Nandy / Middle East

Labour responds to sentencing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Lisa Nandy MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the sentencing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on charges of propaganda activities, said:

“This is absolutely devastating news. For more than five years, Nazanin’s freedom has been used as a political bargaining chip that has resulted in an unimaginable ordeal for her and her family.

“The UK government has serious questions to answer over their failed strategy to bring her home and the Foreign Secretary must come to Parliament to explain what actions he will take to ensure Nazanin is returned home to her family.”