The British mother jailed in Iran and accused of trying to overthrow the regime has now been hit with the further charge of "spreading propaganda", her husband has confirmed.
The 39-year-old dual citizen was originally detained at Tehran's main worldwide airport in April 2016, when attempting to leave the country after visiting her family for Iranian New Year.
"The judge told Nazanin to expect that likely there will be another conviction and sentence against her", he said.
Following her court appearance at the weekend, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was able to telephone the British ambassador to Iran for the first time in more than two years, her campaign said.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case comes as London is considering repaying Tehran some 400 million British pounds from a pre-1979 arms deal. She also asked him to issue a formal diplomatic note protesting against the new charges and invented case against her.
The Independent says the charity worker has never taught journalists in her life and is not even a trained journalist herself, but this has not stopped Iranian state media from portraying Johnson's words as an accidental confession that Zaghari-Ratcliffe was a spy.
According to her husband, Zaghari-Ratcliffe said: "Going back to the revolutionary court gives me such a fit".Читайте также: 'Nightmare': Pakistan family mourn daughter killed in Texas shooting
'Please take me out of this, please, ' he quoted her as saying.
Asked if Mr Ratcliffe could feel reassured by the attention the Foreign Office was giving to his wife's case, Mr Johnson replied: 'He really can, and to be fair I don't think he would deny that'.
Asked whether he thought his wife was getting caught up in the worldwide row and was useful to the Iranians, Mr Ratcliffe admitted his wife's case had been political for a long time. She insists she was only in the country to introduce her daughter to her parents, who live in Tehran.
Speculation has grown in recent months that the detention of the Britons may be tied to a longstanding legal dispute over Iran's 1976 purchase of British tanks that were never delivered.
She denies the charges.
A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said that the government was committed "to doing everything possible to help secure Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release and alleviate her suffering".
"We totally reject the renewed accusations that Nazanin is guilty of spreading propaganda against the Iranian regime, and continue to assert that she is 100% innocent", said the foundation's chief executive, Monique Villa.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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