Tuesday 8 September 2020 / 4:27 PM Foreign Aid / Lisa Nandy

Lisa Nandy reacts to news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing new charges in Iran

Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary, reacting to news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing new charges in Iran, said:

“The news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing new charges in Iran is deeply concerning. Reports that a trial could be held as early as Sunday suggest the prospect of her receiving a fair and legitimate hearing is unlikely.

“The UK government must now make urgent representations to the Iranian government and reiterate demands for her immediate release and safe return to the UK.

“For more than four years Nazanin and her family have been forced to endure this living nightmare and our thoughts are with them during this incredibly difficult period.”