Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'

There has been a long campaign to free the woman

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been told that she is "eligible for early release" from prison in Iran.

Her lawyer found that her case was marked with early release just two days after Boris Johnson was called a "clown" for trying to get her back to the UK by religious leaders in Iran.

The mother is currently serving a five-year jail term for allegedly plotting to overthrow government in the country, according to The Sun.

However the woman and her family have denied the allegations and her husband has been campaigning for her release.

Johnson visited the country to discuss her case earlier this month after causing much controversy by suggesting she was training journalists in the country before she was jailed.

It was claimed that the Foreign Secretary’s comment could have lengthened her jail term as it could be seen as an admission of guilt.

He later apologised for his remarks and said he could have been much clearer.