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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's six-year-old daughter wants "Mama to go home for Christmas"


Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's six-year-old daughter wants a “mummy home” for Christmas because the family is about to celebrate Christmas five since she was imprisoned in Iran

  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's daughter wrote a Christmas card to Boris Johnson
  • Six-year-old Gabriella asked the Prime Minister to bring her mother home from Iran
  • Nazanin was jailed in 2016 for alleged plans to overthrow the Iranian government
  • The mother of one denies the allegations and is currently under house arrest

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's daughter has said she wants "Mom home for Christmas" as her family will have her fifth Christmas party without her after she was imprisoned in Iran.

The 41-year-old was arrested in 2016 and sentenced to five years in prison on charges of overthrowing the Iranian government.

The British-Iranian dual national has always denied claims and is currently under house arrest in Tehran after being released from prison earlier this year for the coronavirus pandemic.

Her six-year-old daughter Gabriella wrote a card to Boris Johnson asking him to bring her mother home before her 42nd birthday on Boxing Day.

Gabriella's Christmas card for Boris Johnson shows the Prime Minister next to the six-year-old and her parents

The card asks the Prime Minister to "take my mom home for Christmas" as Gabriella says she wants to give her mom a "cuddle" and then go to the toy store.

The card asks the Prime Minister to "take my mom home for Christmas" as Gabriella says she wants to give her mom a "cuddle" and then go to the toy store.

The boy asked the Prime Minister, “Dear Boris Johnson, please bring my mom home for Christmas.

& # 39; She was good.

“When she comes back, I want to cuddle her first and then take her to the toy store. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Dear Gabriella. xxx & # 39;

The young woman, who was only 22 months old when her mother was imprisoned, was able to write the message as part of a film with the human rights organization Amnesty.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed in Iran in 2016 for plotting to overthrow the government - an accusation she has always denied. The 41-year-old, who was pictured with her daughter Gabriella when she was temporarily released in 2018, is currently under house arrest in Tehran

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed in Iran in 2016 for plotting to overthrow the government – an accusation she has always denied. The 41-year-old, who was pictured with her daughter Gabriella when she was temporarily released in 2018, is currently under house arrest in Tehran

The 10-minute clip Two Daughters also shows Elika Ashoori, 34, daughter of the retired 66-year-old engineer and dual national Anoosheh Ashoori, who has also been held in Iran since August 2017.

The film ends with the couple looking in shop windows on London's Regent Street that are decorated with Christmas decorations.

Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been released from prison since March because of the coronavirus crisis, is now again under house arrest at her parents' home in Tehran, without an appointment for the next court hearing.

She was arrested at Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran when she was traveling to show her young daughter to her parents in April 2016.

She was later granted diplomatic protection by the UK government, which argued that she was innocent and that her treatment by Iran failed to comply with international law obligations.

Gabriella Zaghari-Ratcliffe, six, (right) has sent Boris Johnson a Christmas card asking the Prime Minister to bring her mother home for Christmas. Gabriella's plea was confirmed by Elika Ashoori, 34, (left) daughter of the retired 66-year-old engineer and dual national Anoosheh Ashoori, who has also been held in Iran since August 2017

Gabriella Zaghari-Ratcliffe, six, (right) has sent Boris Johnson a Christmas card asking the Prime Minister to bring her mother home for Christmas. Gabriella's plea was confirmed by Elika Ashoori, 34, (left) daughter of the retired 66-year-old engineer and dual national Anoosheh Ashoori, who has also been held in Iran since August 2017

Kate Allen, Director at Amnesty International UK, said: “This is the story of two ordinary families who find themselves in an almost unimaginable situation – both victims of Iran's notoriously unfair national security allegations.

"For too long, British-Iranian dual nationals like Nazanin and Anoosheh had been trapped in Iranian prison cells. They weren't sure if Britain had really done everything to ensure their freedom."

She added, "As Gabriella says, Boris Johnson must do whatever it takes to get Nazanin and Anoosheh home for Christmas."

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