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Free at last: Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Ashoori head back to UK after six-year ordeal

By Patrick Wintour and Jamie Grierson

16 Mar 2022 · 5 min read

A six-year ordeal for the British-Iranian prisoners Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori has finally ended after they were released by Iran and freed to return home to be reunited with their families.

A third dual national accused of spying, the businessman and wildlife conservationist Morad Tahbaz, was freed from prison on furlough, but his family said he feels abandoned in Iran by the British government.

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