Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori back in UK and reunited with families after years held in Iran | UK News

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori have arrived within the UK, touching down at RAF Brize Norton shortly after 1am.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in Iran for six years and accused of plotting to overthrow the federal government, however will now be reunited along with her husband and seven-year-old daughter.

Additionally on the airplane was Anoosheh Ashoori, who had been held in Iran since 2017 on spying fees.

The overseas secretary tweeted an image of the household being reunited. Pic: .trussliz

The pair walked down the airplane’s steps collectively about quarter-hour after touchdown, with each giving a quick wave as they set foot once more on British soil.

Mr Ashoori is also seen within the cockpit having a selfie with pilots earlier than he acquired off.

Learn extra:

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Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe shortly after taking off from Tehran
Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe shortly after taking off from Tehran

Overseas Secretary Liz Truss, talking on the Oxfordshire RAF base, stated she wasn’t certain the pair would truly be launched “till the final minute”.

She additionally tweeted: “Delighted that Nazanin and Anoosheh have landed safely within the UK and are reunited with their households and family members. Welcome house.”

Lengthy-running efforts to free the Britons lastly paid off yesterday when Ms Truss confirmed they have been heading house.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori with some of those who helped secure their freedom
The Britons with a few of those that helped safe their freedom

The breakthrough got here after Britain paid £393.8m to settle a debt associated to a tank order positioned by Iran within the late Seventies.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe denied Iran’s allegations and her husband Richard fought a high-profile marketing campaign to free her, which included a starvation strike.

The family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe are excited and anxious for her return after fighting for her release from Iran for 6 years.
Her husband earlier stated he was trying ahead to them being a standard household once more

Hopes the 43-year-old’s launch may very well be close to have been dashed on a number of events, taking a toll on her bodily and psychological well being.

One other British-Iranian, Morad Tahbaz, has additionally been launched from jail on furlough and the overseas secretary stated the federal government would proceed to work on his “lengthy overdue” everlasting launch.


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