Iranian-British researcher Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in the hands of Iranian justice since 2016, had her electronic bracelet withdrawn on Sunday. She has just finished serving a five-year prison sentence in Iran, but still has to appear in court next Sunday, according to the British MP for her constituency.
“Her electronic bracelet has been taken off and her first trip will be to see her grandmother,” MK Tulip Siddiq, who has been in contact with her family, said in a tweet, but “she was summoned once again to the court next Sunday ”.
I have been in touch with Nazanin‘s family. Some news:
1) Thankfully her ankle tag has been removed. Her first trip will be to see her grandmother.
2) Less positive – she has been summoned once again to court next Sunday.#FreeNazanin
— Tulip Siddiq (@TulipSiddiq) March 7, 2021
Treatment that continues to be “intolerable”
For his part, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab on Sunday demanded the return “as soon as possible” to the United Kingdom of Iranian-British Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. “We welcome the removal of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s electronic ankle bracelet,” the minister said in a tweet, “but the treatment Iran continues to inflict on him is intolerable. She must be allowed to return to the UK as soon as possible to be reunited with her family ”.