Bishop of Coventry asks Government about welfare of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

On 23rd January 2019 the Bishop of Coventry received written answers to two questions about the treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe:

The Lord Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in particular that she be granted access to medical treatment for long standing mental and physical health complaints.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​The treatment of all British-Iranians detained in Iran, including Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, is a priority for the Government. We urgently raise these cases with the Iranian government at every opportunity. On 14 January, the Foreign Secretary summoned the Iranian Ambassador to the UK and called for Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be immediately given the healthcare she requires and for her and other British-Iranian dual nationals to be released. We will continue to raise Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case, as well as our other consular cases, with the Iranian government at every opportunity, including requesting consular access, and will continue to take action in line with what we believe will produce the best outcomes in their cases.

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The Lord Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are offering Richard Ratcliffe, following the government of Iran’s decision to cancel his scheduled telephone calls with his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​The families of all of our dual national cases have regular contact with Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials, and the Foreign Secretary is personally engaged. Mr Ratcliffe has confirmed that telephone calls with Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe continue, and have not been stopped. The treatment of all British-Iranians detained in Iran, including Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, is a priority for the Government. We urgently raise these cases with the Iranian government at every opportunity. We will continue to raise Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case, as well as our other consular cases, with the Iranian government at every opportunity, including requesting consular access, and will continue to take action in line with what we believe will produce the best outcomes in their cases.

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