Urgent question on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

22 May 2018

Labour MP, Tulip Siddiq, asked an urgent question on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in the House of Commons on Tuesday 22 May 2018.

The Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, responded to the urgent question, stating that the Government "remain deeply concerned for all our dual national detainees in Iran, including Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and we are doing everything we can for them"

Tulip Siddiq followed up by asking "if the Government can make it clear today that they will condemn the new charges brought against my constituent and call for her immediate release?"

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