Aras Amiri, London based student arrested in Iran. (Supplied)

April 10, 2020

Iran has temporarily released British resident Aras Amiri on furlough, Amnesty International United Kingdom board director Daren Nair tweeted on Thursday.

“British resident and Londoner, Aras Amiri who has been unjustly imprisoned in #Iran’s Evin Prison since 2018 with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been temporarily released on furlough,” Nair wrote. “The Iranian authorities must let her come home to London to be with her fiancé.”

Last August, Iran’s Supreme Court upheld a 10-year prison sentence for spying against Amiri, who worked for the British Council in London. Amiri was arrested in 2018 during a family visit to Iran.


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