Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe husband says he's not confident Boris Johnson can get justice for her

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed on spying charges

Demonstrations have been held in support of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in the UK

Friday, December 8, 2017

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said he's not confident Boris Johnson can secure his wife's release from prison in Iran.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian citizen, is currently in jail in her country of birth, having been found guilty of spying in a secret trial. She was arrested in April 2016 on a visit to Iran, but maintains she was only there to visit family.

Johnson is expected to travel to Iran this weekend to lobby for Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release, but husband Richard Ratcliffe sounded less than bullish when speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer this morning.

Asked whether he was confident the Foreign Secretary's intervention would get his wife out of jail, Ratcliffe replied:  "I'm not confident of anything."

"I'm confident that he's doing his best and I'm confident that will make a difference. 

"Whether that will be enough to get her out...time will tell."

Ratcliffe also talked about his family's ordeal in a passionate interview on our mid-morning show.

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