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British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran could face additional year in prison

September 13, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Supporters hold a photo of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during a vigil for British-Iranian mother, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, imprisoned in Tehran outisde the Iranian Embassy on January 16, 2017 in London, England. Charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for five years in September 2016 for allegedly attempting to overthrow the Iranian government. The vigil, being held outside the Iranian Embassy in London marks one year since the Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and other US-Iranian dual-nationals were released from prison in Iran. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

A British-Iranian mother and charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could face an additional year in an Iranian prison as new charges are filed against her, her lawyer has said.

(CNN)A British-Iranian mother and charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could face an additional year in an Iranian prison as new charges are filed against her, her lawyer has said.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was detained at Tehran airport in April 2016 and jailed on espionage charges, is currently under house arrest, after being moved from prison during the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to CNN on Sunday, her lawyer Mahmoud Behzadi described the new charges as "propaganda against the ruling establishment. "

"She was supposed to be taken from her house to the Revolutionary Court [Sunday] and an ankle monitor device was to be attached," Behzadi said.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband, Richard, said the trial was postponed.

The UK's Foreign Office said in a statement earlier this week that Iran's decision to bring new charges against her were "indefensible and unacceptable," adding that "she must not be returned to prison. "

Zaghari-Ratcliffe is under "semi-house arrest" and can only walk in a 300-meter radius, her lawyer said.

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