Hunger strike fears of Briton
A British-Iranian woman held in Tehran feels “strong trepidation” ahead of starting a hunger strike after being denied health care, her husband said.
Nazanin ZaghariRatcliffe will strike for three days this week with Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian human rights activist who is also in Evin prison.
Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe has suffered mental and physical illnesses since she was arrested at a Tehran airport on April 3 2016.
Richard Ratcliffe said: “We know a hunger strike has significant physical consequences the longer it goes on for and Nazanin is feeling a strong sense of trepidation.
“But there aren’t many ways she can say ‘Enough is enough. Take me seriously’.”
Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe will consider extending the strike – a protest at being denied medical care – if her demands to see a doctor are not met, Mr Ratcliffe said.
Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, of London, was sentenced to five years on spying charges which she denies.