Choir to sing outside Downing Street in support of Londoner Nazanin, jailed in Iran

Top choirs are set to sing outside Downing Street next Monday (19th) evening in support of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is currently in an Iranian prison.

Nazanin, a British-Iranian worker at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was visiting family in the country when she was detained in April at the airport. Her toddler daughter had her British passport confiscated and is currently staying with her grandparents in the country.

Nazanin, from West Hampstead, has been sentenced to five years in jail, but the charges are unclear.

Now local parents in North London have organised a carol concert in Westminster, and the choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the English Chamber Choir will perform.

“Nazanin is one of the bravest people I know but she’s at breaking point. She’s been separated from me and our daughter — completely illegally — for no reason and with no charge,” her husband Richard said.

“We are an ordinary family, like millions of others. And it’s just unimaginable that my wife is in prison, and won’t be with either me, or her own child at Christmas.

“I urge the British government to bring all their weight in the world to bear and get my wife out of jail before it’s too late,” he added.

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