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Iran Releases Dual British Citizens Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori After Years in Prison

HeadlineMar 17, 2022

Two high-profile British Iranian prisoners have arrived back in the U.K. after being released from an Iranian prison Wednesday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been fighting her detention for six years, denying accusations she was plotting to overthrow the Iranian government. Anoosheh Ashoori was arrested while visiting his mother in Iran in 2017 and accused of spying for Israel and “acquiring illegitimate wealth,” charges he denied. Ashoori said he was subjected to torture while in prison.

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