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Husband Of Detained British-Iranian Woman Calls On Britain To Bring Her Home

Source: RFE/RL

The husband of a British-Iranian charity worker detained in Iran for more than a month has called on British authorities to bring her home.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with husband Richard and their baby girl Gabriella
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) at a Tehran airport on April 3 after visiting her family.

The passport of her 22-month-old daughter, who has only British citizenship, was confiscated.

Ratcliffe, a project manager with Thomson Reuters Foundation, was transferred to an unknown location in Kerman Province.

Ratcliffe told RFE/RL's Radio Farda on May 9 that his wife had been held in solitary confinement, but was allowed to call her family in Iran.

"The cruelty of the situation seems both outrageous and arbitrary -- that a young mum and baby can be treated as some national security threat is absurd, far outside any reality our family was familiar with," Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said in a statement.

Iranian authorities have not publicly commented on the case.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation said it has no dealings with Iran and does not operate in the country.

Copyright (c) 2016 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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