NI: Law Society calls for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release
The Law Society of Northern Ireland has called for British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be released from prison in Iran.
Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has already served five years in an Iranian prison for supposedly plotting to topple the Iranian government, was this week given a further one-year prison sentence.
An Iranian Revolutionary Court found the 43-year-old guilty of propaganda activities against the Iranian government, ostensibly in connection with a 2009 protest outside the Iranian Embassy in London.
In a statement, the Law Society of Northern Ireland said it “notes with concern the imposition of a further sentence of imprisonment on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe by the Iranian judicial authorities”.
“The Society considers this to be a very disturbing development and calls for Nazanin’s early release on compassionate grounds”, it added.