COMMENT Anatomy of very British scandal that cost woman six years of her life
by Edward Steen. Vienna, March 16, 2022 Updated with BBC documentary 17/03/22
It has taken the long-overdue repayment of 400 million UKP, owed to Iran since 1979 (a matter of Chieftain tanks that were never delivered)- for a British-Iranian woman aid worker visiting her mother to be freed after six years in detention, and an indefatigable internationa campaign.
Former journalist Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, notorious for sloppiness about detail, had as foreign secretary denied she was a spy, and said Nazadin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was “simply teaching people journalism” – a statement her family and her employer both said was nonsense
♦ Guardian 17/03/22 Foreign Office urged husband “don’t make a song and dance about this”
♦ Guardian 16/03/22 timeline of Nazanin’s six-year detention
♦ Guardian 16/03/22 (Video) Is that Mummy?
♦ Guardian 16/03/22 Editorial