Brit aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed for one year and banned from leaving Iran on charges of propaganda

BRIT aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to a one-year jail term by an Iranian Revolutionary court on charges “propaganda activities against the regime, her lawyer has said.

The 43-year-old British-Iranian philanthropist has also been banned from leaving the country for a year, her lawyer Hojjat Kermani told Emtedad news website today.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been jailed for another year[/caption]


The Brit aid worker only had her ankle tag removed in March after being released from a five-year jail term[/caption]

“Nazanin Zaghari was sentenced to one year in prison and one year ban from leaving the country on charges of propaganda against the Islamic Republic,” Kermani said.

Charity worker Nazanin was arrested in Tehran in 2016 as she was returning to Britain and spent the last year of her ­sentence under house arrest.

Her electronic ankle tag was removed in March after she was released from a five-year jail term after being accused of spying, but was told that she faced a new trial accused of propaganda against the regime.

She has now been jailed for another year.

It comes after Boris Johnson urged Iran to “permanently” release Nazanin so she can return to the UK to be reunited with her family.

Nazanin was jailed in Iran for plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment in 2016, after she had travelled to the country with her young daughter to visit her parents.

The PM previously intervened in Nazanin’s case when he visited Tehran in 2017, after he seriously slipped up during his stint as British Foreign Secretary.