British-Iranian woman temporarily released from Tehran prison

Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe was convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested in April 2016 at a Teheran airport as she was heading back to Britain with her two-year-old daughter after a family visit.

Richard Ratcliffe said his wife was released from Evin prison and has been reunited in Iran with her 4-year-old daughter Gabriella.

"We are really excited", Ratcliffe told Sky News, adding their lawyer was "hopeful" the three-day release could be extended.

A gaffe by Hunt's predecessor, Boris Johnson, in the British parliament in September led Iranian authorities to claim he had confirmed that Zaghari-Ratcliffe - who was on holiday in Iran to introduce her baby daughter to her parents - had trained journalists while in the country.

"Mrs Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been granted a three-day release from prison in Iran to reunite with her family", Iran's ambassador to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, said on Twitter. He said there was some indication that this would happen, but there had been a number of "false dawns". "I felt so overwhelmed", she said of the reunion, according to a statement released by the Free Nazanin campaign, which is run by her husband.

The British-Iranian mother was released from Evin jail in Tehran on Thursday and is staying with family outside the capital until Sunday.

She is serving a five-year jail sentence for spying - a charge she has always contested.

A British-Iranian woman who has been imprisoned by Iran for more than two years was released Thursday, but only for three days.

The British-Iranian citizen has been detained by Iranian authorities since 2016 for allegedly seeking to overthrow the government.

"But it didn't - she is outside those prison walls".

Johnson later travelled to Tehran to try and fix the damage, but was unsuccessful in securing her release.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe was not allowed to call her family and had to borrow a phone from someone outside the prison to call her brother, who lives in Tehran, to pick her up.

The new foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted today to say that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe must be "PERMANENTLY released, ' and that 'every effort will continue" to achieve this.

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