The UK government must put human rights above all else in the case of British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is being used as a political pawn.
First published in The New Arab on 15 July 2016:
On 3 April 2016, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was stopped and detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard while trying to leave Iran after a family holiday. A seemingly innocent trip, Nazanin wanted to introduce her two-year-old daughter, Gabriella, to her grandparents.
However, the pair were separated, Nazanin was kept in solitary confinement while Gabriella had her British passport confiscated. One hundred days on, Nazanin remains in detention, having been moved out of solitary; Gabrielle is with her grandparents; and both are in Iran while Nazanin’s husband, Richard has to play the waiting game in the UK.