Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in Iran

Letter to VP/HR Mogherini
Marietje

On 15 September, Marietje Schaake sent a letter to Vice-President Mogherini on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in Iran. The letter was cosigned by 56 other Members of the European Parliament.

Please find the letter and cosignatories below.

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Brussels, 15 September 2016

Dear Vice-President/ High Representative Mogherini,

We are writing to express our concern about British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was sentenced to five years in prison by the revolutionary court in Iran on September 6th. The accusations against her remain unknown.

Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe is an employee of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and a mother of a 2-year-old daughter.

Several dual nationals have been arrested in the Islamic Republic in recent months. The human rights record, including high numbers of executions, remain a serious concern.

We urge you to use your relations with the authorities in Iran to do what you can to see the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Sincerely,

Marietje Schaake (ALDE)

Petras Austrevicius (ALDE)

Gerard Batten (EFDD)

Bas Belder (ECR)

Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea (ALDE)

Heinz Becker (EPP)

Brando Benifei (S&D)

Izaskun Bilbao Barandica (ALDE)

Klaus Buchner (Greens/EFA)

Jean-Marie Cavada (ALDE)

Dita Charanzová (ALDE)

Mark Demesmaeker (ECR)

Gérard Deprez (ALDE)

Anneliese Dodds (S&D)

Georgios Epitideios (N-I)

José Inácio Faria (ALDE)

Jacqueline Foster (ECR)

Michael Gahler (EPP)

Teresa Giménez Barbat (ALDE)

Ana Gomes (S&D)

Nathalie Griesbeck (ALDE)

Theresa Griffin (S&D)

Jytte Guteland (S&D)

Heidi Hautala (Greens/EFA)

Anneli Jäätteenmäki (ALDE)

Tunne Kelam (EPP)

Afzal Khan (S&D)

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D)

Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA)

Janusz Lewandowski (EPP)

Andrew Lewer (ECR)

Ramona Manescu (EPP)

David Martin (S&D)

Emma McClarkin (ECR)

Gesine Meissner (ALDE)

Matthijs van Miltenburg (ALDE)

Javier Nart (ALDE)

Angelika Niebler (EPP)

Norica Nicolai (ALDE)

Maite Pagazaurtundúa (ALDE)

Jozo Rados (ALDE)

Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA)

Molly Scott Cato (Greens/EFA)

Ricardo Serrão Santos (S&D)

Alyn Smith (Greens/EFA)

Ivan Stefanec (EPP)

Marc Tarabella (S&D)

Keith Taylor (Greens/EFA)

Pavel Telicka (ALDE)

Ivo Vajgl (ALDE)

Hilde Vautmans (ALDE)

Sophie in ‘t Veld (ALDE)

Julie Ward (S&D)

Renate Weber (ALDE)

Josef Weidenholzer (S&D)

Lieve Wierinck (ALDE)

Jana Zitnanska (ECR)