Brit Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe freed from Iran jailed 5 years after being jailed

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Iran has released British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, her lawyer Hojjat Kermani has said.

It comes five years after she was sentenced for plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the mother-of-one should be allowed to return to the UK as soon as possible, as he described Iran’s treatment of her as "intolerable".

Kermani told a website in Iran: "She was pardoned by Iran's Supreme Leader last year, but spent the last year of her term under house arrest with electronic shackles tied to her feet. Now they're cast off.

"She has been freed."

She was detained on the ankle tag at her parents' home since last March, having been in jail since 2016.

Her constituency MP, Tulip Siddiq, said her ankle tag removed but she has been summoned to court next week.

Ms Siddiq, who represents the Hamptead and Kilburn constituency, said: "I have been in touch with Nazanin's family. Some news: 1) Thankfully her ankle tag has been removed. Her first trip will be to see her grandmother. 2) Less positive – she has been summoned once again to court next Sunday."

Iran has previously threatened new charges against Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe in October 2017, including one of propaganda against the Islamic Republic after attending a demonstration outside the UK's Iranian embassy in 2009

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