British-Iranian aid employee Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is dealing with charges today in Iran’s Revolutionary Court for spreading propaganda against the program. Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Image: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images British-Iranian help worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing charges today in Iran’s Revolutionary Court for spreading out propaganda against the regime.Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested
in April 2016 and charged with attempting to overthrow the federal government by training journalists to spread anti-regime propaganda. The UK Foreign Office has mentioned the brand-new charges are indefensible and inappropriate . As her preliminary five-year sentence is nearing its end, the brand-new charges are viewed as an attempt to extend Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s imprisonment. The help employee has been utilized as a political bargaining chip in an effort to force London to refund ₤ 400 million spent by the pre-revolutionary Shah Pahlavi program on tanks. Owing to the 1979 Transformation, the order was never delivered.It is likely that Zaghari-Ratcliffe will be condemned to put additional pressure on London to pay back the debt.
Should that take place, there will likely be increased public protest in the UK and a further breakdown of British-Iranian relations. It is possible that the UK’s current recognition of the financial obligation may assist the defence and cause reduced charges, but it is not likely Zaghari-Ratcliffe or other UK nationals will be freed till payment is made, which is most likely in the medium term.Wake up smarter with an evaluation of the stories that will make headings in the next 24 hours. Download The Daily Short.