Husband says protection 'changes the stakes'
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Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Diplomatic protection 'changes the stakes'

The husband of jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has welcomed the news that she will be given diplomatic protection by Britain.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for five years in Iran in 2016 after being convicted of spying, which she denies.

Speaking on the Victoria Derbyshire programme, Richard Ratcliffe said "It's a big deal, it changes the stakes."

It means the case will now be treated as a formal, legal dispute between the two states involved - Britain and Iran.

Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two and BBC News Channel, 10:00 to 11:00 GMT

  • 08 Mar 2019
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