UK calls on Iran to release dual national after sentence ends

The UK government calls for the immediate release of a British-Iranian woman after her five-year sentence for sedition ended in Tehran.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been under house arrest for months, has had her ankle tag removed, her local MP in London says.

But the 42-year-old dual national now faces another court date in Iran next Sunday, dashing hopes from her family, friends and colleagues of an immediate return home.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says the government in London welcomed the fact she was no longer electronically tagged.

But he calls her treatment by the authorities in the Islamic republic “intolerable.”

“She must be allowed to return to the UK as soon as possible to be reunited with her family,” he writes on Twitter.

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