January 16, 2017,
The vigil for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will take place outside the Iranian Embassy in London on Monday January 16, said organisers Amnesty International UK.
The charity worker was jailed for five years last September for allegedly plotting to topple the government in Tehran.
Monday’s vigil, to be held between 4pm and 6pm, is timed to mark one year since the Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and other US-Iranian dual-nationals were released from prison in Iran.
The British-Iranian mother was arrested at Tehran Airport in April and later jailed
Her husband Richard Ratcliffe will attend the vigil and deliver a letter to the Iranian Embassy
We urgently need to see Nazanin freed and allowed to return to Britain with her young daughter
The human rights charity said the mother has suffered a serious decline in her physical and mental health.
In a phone conversation, she told her husband that Revolutionary Guard officials said she must choose between having her two-year-old daughter stay with her in prison for up to three days a week, or sign a document saying she does not want the “right to be with her young daughter”.
Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was with her daughter Gabriella when arrested
“This vigil is about keeping Nazanin’s case in the minds of the authorities back in Tehran. We urgently need to see Nazanin freed and allowed to return to Britain with her young daughter.”
The Daily Express