Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Arrested: Why Did Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Get Arrested? Charges Explained: After several years and many unsuccessful tries, 2 British-Iranian dual nationals have been freed from custody in the country of Iran and came back home to the United Kingdom. Anoosheh Ashoori and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, detained in the year 2016 and 2017 respectively, were both arrested on charges of spying. A 3rd jailer, Morad Tahbaz, who has joint United Kingdom-United States citizenship, has also been issued from the prison. The release of the jailers come after years of negotiations and intense diplomatic efforts in the last 6 months. Hearsay abounds of further western jailer swaps in the near future. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Arrested
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who came back to the UK after 6 years of imprisonment in Iran said that her time there will always haunt her. She expressed appreciation to everyone who aided her return home, complimenting her spouse and her daughter. She thanked her spouse who relentlessly campaigned for her come back and her daughter who has waited patiently for her mother to come back.
Nazanin asserted that 5 foreign secretaries have come up in front of her in the last 6 years and informed her that they will aid her to get back home. She also stated that the authorities of Iran informed her that she could not be freed unless they obtained something from the Brits. After 6 years in an Iranian jail, the inhabitant of British Iran was finally freed last week and allowed to fly home to watch her family. She reached the UK following months of hard discussions over a £400 million debt owed by Britain to Iran, which ensued in their release.
Why Did Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Get Arrested?
It has also come as the consequence of settling in a long-overdue debt. The United Kingdom has owed Iran and payment since the year 1979 when it failed to deliver on a defense contract. Whilst international arbitration asserted in the year 209 that the United Kingdom was required to repay close £400 million to Iran, increasing international sanctions have made it tough to make the payment.
The British government had previously stressed that the debt and the jailers were not linked. But Liz Truss, the foreign secretary made clear in her statement that the release of jailers was “in parallel” to the payment of the debt, which has now been made. As a consequence, 2 big problems for British-Iranian relations have been alleviated, paving the way for a more productive relationship. Sayyid Badr Albusaidi, Omani foreign minister, who aided broker the negotiations for the release of Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Ashoori stated that he hoped the result would “bring additional progress in the dialogue between the parties.”