Tehran, Iran

The Week Middle East - - News -

John­son blun­der: A Bri­tish-Ira­nian wo­man serv­ing a five-year term in an Ira­nian jail on undis­closed spy­ing charges was sum­moned to an un­sched­uled hear­ing last week­end, at which re­marks made by UK Foreign Sec­re­tary Boris John­son were cited as proof that she was guilty of anti-regime “pro­pa­ganda”. Last week, John­son told a Com­mons com­mit­tee that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (pic­tured) had been “sim­ply teach­ing peo­ple jour­nal­ism” in Iran when she was ar­rested in 2016; her fam­ily in­sists she was there on hol­i­day, vis­it­ing her par­ents.

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