Freedom from Torture - Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran-bound Boris Johnson hopes to make progress on release

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran-bound Boris Johnson hopes to make progress on release

Media outlet: 
Sky News
Saturday, 9 December, 2017

Boris Johnson lands in Tehran later for his first visit to the Iranian capital hoping to make progress towards securing the release of jailed British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

The focus of the trip is to build stronger relations with Iran, strained since 2011 when an Iranian mob ransacked the British Embassy in Tehran.

The Foreign Secretary's visit coincides with a new report presenting shocking new evidence of the widespread use of torture in Iranian jails.

Campaign group Freedom From Torture catalogues what it calls "appalling physical abuses, from beatings and stress positions to electric shocks and cutting with knives, as well as high levels of sexual violence perpetrated against men and women, including rape"

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