A large group of MPs, Peers and I have signed a cross party letter to the Prime Minister regarding the treatment and release of British citizen, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, from the Iranian prison and psychiatric ward she has been kept in following her arrest in 2016.
We recognise the Prime Ministers ‘to-do’ list is monumental, however we believe it should be one of the Prime Ministers top priorities, especially Mr Johnsons, to petition for the immediate release and safe return of Nazanin.
The safety and protection of all British citizens should be the Prime Ministers top priority, and this includes Nazanin.
The concerns raised by my colleagues and constituents are grounded in the strong humanitarian, physical and mental health abuses administered to Nazanin in Iran under her continued unlawful imprisonment.
We are calling on the PM and the Government to use the robust protections at its disposal, including using options available under diplomatic protection. We want them to work with the UN and international allies to see the safe return of Nazanin and see to it that the practice of unlawful imprisonment of overseas nationals comes to an end.