Iran accuses British-Iranian woman of bid to ‘overthrow regime’

(From AFP)

A British-Iranian woman who was arrested in Iran in April was accused on Wednesday of seeking to “overthrow the regime,” according to a statement from the powerful Revolutionary Guards.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (left), an employee of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested at Tehran airport in April as she prepared to return to Britain with her daughter

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (left) was arrested at Tehran airport in April as she prepared to return to Britain with her daughter

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an employee of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was accused of being “involved in the soft overthrow of the Islamic republic through… her membership in foreign companies and institutions,” the Mizan news agency quoted a regional Guards branch as saying.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, was arrested at Tehran airport on April 3 as she prepared to return to Britain with her daughter after visiting family in Iran, her husband told AFP last week. Read More



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