Iran sets Dec. 10 court date for jailed UK aid worker

This file photo shows Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (R) posing for a photograph with her husband Richard and daughter Gabriella (L). British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran and at the center of a political controversy in Britain has undergone tests for breast cancer as her emotional state worsens, her husband said on November 12, 2017. (AFP/Free Nazanin campaign)
Updated 23 November 2017

Iran sets Dec. 10 court date for jailed UK aid worker

LONDON: Iran has told jailed aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe that she will appear in court on Dec. 10, her husband, Richard said on Thursday.
“She’s been told she will appear in court on Dec. 10,” he told Reuters. He said that he understood she would appear in court charged with spreading propaganda.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced to five years after being convicted by an Iranian court of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment. She denies the charges.


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