Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: a way forward

Following the response of Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to an Urgent Question on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Jo Swinson MP said:

“Johnson should agree to Richard Ratcliffe’s offer to travel to Iran together and visit Nazanin in prison, as this seems one of the best hopes to get her out by Christmas.

“No family should have to go through what the Ratcliffe’s have, and the Foreign Secretary must make up for his mistakes and do what it takes to end their plight.”

Liberal Democrat defence spokesperson Menzies Campbell, Lord Campbell of Pittenweem, said: 

"The Foreign Secretary is clearly not up to his responsibilities, and the Prime Minister knew this when she appointed him.  

"The Prime Minister must now take personal responsibility for Nazanin’s case and ensure that she returns home safely to her family." 

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