Monday, August 08, 2016
Free Nazanin Ratcliffe
Former Brockley resident Nazanin Ratcliffe has now been in jail in Iran for four months, having been detained while attempting to fly back from a family holiday there. Her two year old child who was with her at the time is now with relatives in Iran while her British husband is in London campaigning for her release. It has been reported that she is in poor health having been kept for long periods in solitary confinement.
Nazanin lived in Tyrwhitt Road, with former housemate Clare Cowen supporting the campaign, including posters such as this one in the Hilly Fields café. Nearly 800,000 people have signed the petition calling on the British government to step up its efforts to secure her freedom.