Aid worker jailed in Tehran, husband in London, push on with hunger strike for a week

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Published on June 22, 2019 - Duration: 00:57s

Aid worker jailed in Tehran, husband in London, push on with hunger strike for a week

The husband of jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe entered his eighth day of hunger strike on Saturday, in solidarity with his wife who is jailed in Iran and is also on hunger strike.

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Aid worker jailed in Tehran, husband in London, push on with hunger strike for a week

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NO REPORTER NARRATION The husband of jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe entered his eighth day of hunger strike on Saturday (June 22), in solidarity with his wife who is jailed in Iran and is also on hunger strike.

Richard Ratcliffe is continuing to put pressure on politicians to work towards his wife's release.

He began his vigil outside the Iranian embassy in London on Saturday (June 15).

Ratcliffe said he wrote to the ten candidates originally vying to replace Theresa May as prime minister, to make the protection of British citizens abroad a priority, including Boris Johnson.

He said he only heard back from Matt Hancock.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport as she headed back to Britain with her daughter after a family visit.

The protest comes amidst rising global tensions with Iran, and continued concern of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States.

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