• Press Release


August 23, 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Supporters hold a collection of letters and posters calling for the release of jailed UK-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe before delivering them to the Iranian Embassy on February 21, 2018 in London, England. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe had spoken to the press before attempting to deliver the letters ahead of a visit by Abbas Araghchi, Deputy for Legal and International Affairs in Iran's Foreign Ministry. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Responding to news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been granted a three-day “furlough” release from Evin Prison in Iran, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said:

“This is welcome news and a much-needed respite for Nazanin.

“We hope two things will now happen – first, that this three-day period will be extended, but far more importantly that it’s followed by her full and unconditional release.

“This has gone on far too long. Nazanin is a prisoner of conscience who should never have been jailed in the first place. She should be freed once and for all and allowed to travel back to the UK with her young daughter Gabriella.”