Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran returns passport of detained UK charity employee, says MP

British charity employee Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had her passport returned to her by way of Iranian government, her native British MP mentioned on Tuesday.

The twin British-Iranian citizen used to be arrested at Tehran’s airport in 2016 whilst visiting her circle of relatives and served 4 years in jail earlier than being launched on parole because of the pandemic.

“I’m very happy to mention that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been given her British passport again,” MP Tulip Siddiq mentioned on Twitter. The British charity employee has been avoided from leaving Iran since her arrest in 2016.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe stays at her folks’ house in Tehran, Siddiq added.

“I additionally needless to say there’s a British negotiating group in Tehran at the moment. I can stay posting updates as I am getting them.”

Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s daughter Gabriella returned from Iran to the UK in 2019 to visit college.

However Zaghari-Ratcliffe confronted some other 12 months in jail and a ban on leaving the rustic after being charged in 2021 of spreading “propaganda”.

Her legal professional Hojjat Kermani advised the AP on Tuesday that she had won her British passport however used to be nonetheless banned from leaving Iran.

“We are hoping that those negotiations will probably be concluded quickly,” he mentioned.

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