Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
keyboard_arrow_down
Login
exit_to_app
Why Assange threatens the American dream?
access_time 2021-01-26T16:29:53+05:30
The big political stick called CBI
access_time 2021-01-26T13:39:50+05:30
Why the outcry after installing Apps?
access_time 2021-01-25T16:46:01+05:30
Two mind-sets: one here,  the other there
access_time 2021-01-20T13:57:46+05:30
DEEP READAll arrow_drop_down
How the nation treated the memories of Ambedkar
access_time 2021-01-26T12:02:34+05:30
Anti-Conversion Law: A law meant for abuse
access_time 2021-01-12T13:56:35+05:30
Syed Shahriyaar
access_time 2021-01-05T19:08:46+05:30
Reading A week in the life of Svitlana
access_time 2020-12-23T12:06:42+05:30
Hum Dekhenge- One year of Anti-CAA protests
access_time 2020-12-22T17:35:06+05:30
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightWorldchevron_rightUK to provide...

UK to provide diplomatic protection to British-Iranian woman

text_fields
bookmark_border
UK to provide diplomatic protection to British-Iranian woman
cancel

London:  The UK will provide diplomatic protection to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman sentenced to five years in jail in Tehran for spying, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said here.

Hunt told the BBC late Thursday night that the move was unlikely to be a "magic wand" to get her released, but was an "important diplomatic step".

He said it "demonstrates to the whole world that Nazanin is innocent" and signalled to Iran "that its behaviour is totally wrong".

Asked if he was prepared to take Iran to international court, sanction it, or summon its ambassador, Hunt said: "All these things are possible, but we would like to solve this in an amicable way".

The development means the case will now be treated as a formal, legal dispute between Britain and Iran.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed in 2016 after being convicted of spying, which she has denied.

The Iranian Ambassador to London said the decision "contravenes international law".

Iran refuses to recognise dual nationals, so it does not recognise Zaghari-Ratcliffe's right to be represented by the UK.

Diplomatic protection is a rare legal procedure in international law. States can use it to help one of its nationals whose rights have been breached in another country.

It is very different to diplomatic immunity, which is something given to diplomats to ensure their safe passage and protection from prosecution.

Meanwhile, Richard Ratcliffe, who has been campaigning for his wife's release and for the UK government to take this step, welcomed the news.

Show Full Article
TAGS:
Web Title - UK to provide diplomatic protection to British-Iranian woman
Next Story