The trial of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a double national arrested in Iran since 2016, was postponed.
Tulip Siddiq, MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, the London constituency in which the household resides in the united kingdom, announced on Twitter the trial, that was scheduled to commence on Sunday, was postponed.
“She’s alleviated, frustrated, angry, and stressed. Once more she is being treated as a bargaining chip,” the lawmaker added.
A new date hasn’t yet been established, based on Amnesty International UK.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian, was detained on espionage charges and sentenced to five years in prison whilst on vacation with her daughter seeing family.
A worker of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable, London-based arm of the Canadian information conglomerate, she’s consistently denied the allegations.
Her daughter Gabriella, who’d been residing with her grandparents, was permitted by Iranian police to go back to the UK in October 2019.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe premiered on home arrest against the Evin prison in Tehran in March as a part of a movement to alleviate prisons throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Her loved ones and Siddiq disclosed before this week she was facing new charges — Iranian police haven’t disclosed what they’re.
“Nazanin has been unjustly convicted after a profoundly unfair trial. It’s crap that she should have faced another court date.
“The UK government has had four and a half an hour to secure her release and have neglected to achieve that. Securing Nazanin’s launch needs to be an absolute priority,” it added.
The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said in a statement: “We welcome that the deferral of the groundless court hearing, also calls on Iran to earn Nazanin’s launch permanent so she can go back to her loved ones in the united kingdom.”