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After Six-Year Ordeal in Iran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Is Freed

By Isabella Kwai, Megan Specia and Emma Bubola

16 Mar 2022 · 5 min read

After six years in Tehran separated from her family, first in prison and then under house arrest, a British-Iranian woman’s ordeal in detention in Iran is finally over.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe — arrested in Tehran’s airport in 2016 on her way home to London, and used as a diplomatic pawn, her family says — will finally be reunited with her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, and daughter, Gabriella, on Wednesday night.

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