Husband says Zaghari-Ratcliffe ends hunger strike in Iran

Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of imprisoned Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe poses for a portrait outside the Iranian Embassy in London, Britain, 28 June 2019. (EPA)
Updated 29 June 2019

Husband says Zaghari-Ratcliffe ends hunger strike in Iran

  • Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the charitable Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested in April 2016 on charges of trying to topple the government while traveling with her toddler daughter in Iran
  • Her husband is leading a campaign to try to win his wife's release from prison

LONDON: A British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has ended her hunger strike after 15 days.
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe told the BBC that his wife had eaten some porridge with apple and banana.
Richard Ratcliffe said Saturday he is "relieved because I wouldn't have wanted her to push it much longer."
He has ended his own hunger strike outside the Iranian Embassy in London.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the charitable Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested in April 2016 on charges of trying to topple the government while traveling with her toddler daughter in Iran.
The family has denied all the allegations.
Ratcliffe is leading a campaign to try to win his wife's release from prison. British officials are also calling for her release.


Sudan raises bread price, year after Bashir’s fall

Updated 08 April 2020

Sudan raises bread price, year after Bashir’s fall

  • One Sudanese pound buys only a 50 gram loaf of bread, compared to 70 grams previously
  • A tripling of the price of bread had been the trigger for street protests against President Omar Al-Bashir in December 2018

KHARTOUM: Sudanese authorities on Wednesday announced a rise in the price of bread in the capital Khartoum, nearly a year after the fall of President Omar Al-Bashir.
A tripling of the price of bread had been the trigger for street protests against Bashir in December 2018 — demonstrations that went on for months until the army deposed the longtime ruler on April 11 last year.
Wednesday’s change will mean that one Sudanese pound buys only a 50 gram loaf of bread, compared to 70 grams previously, according to Khartoum state governor Ahmed Abdoun.
In mid-December 2018, the price of bread had been hiked from one pound for a 70 gram loaf to three Sudanese pounds in parts of the country, triggering the social unrest that turned into mass anti-Bashir demonstrations.