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MP Thornberry visits Nazanin’s husband

28 June, 2019

Richard Ratcliffe outside the Iranian embassy in west London

ISLINGTON South MP Emily Thornberry visited a father who has gone on hunger strike while his wife is locked up in Iran on vague spying charges.

On Tuesday, Ms Thornberry travelled to the Iranian embassy in west London by bike to see Richard Ratcliffe, whose wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has been imprisoned since 2016.

Mr Ratcliffe has not eaten for more than 10 days in an attempt to secure the release of his wife.

He told the Tribune that the Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson was unfit to be prime minister.

Mr Johnson had wrongly stated that Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been “training journalists” before her arrest.


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