Cardiff Amnesty showcased by BBC Wales

Ahead of the end of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sentence on 7th March 2021, the Cardiff Amnesty International Group have been interviewed by BBC Radio Wales.

Highlighting how Wales has become central to the campaign to win the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, ‘Imprisoned in Iran’ will be broadcast on Wednesday 3rd March at 6.30pm. As part of the popular Eye on Wales programme, Cardiff Amnesty were delighted to explain how they have worked with the Free Nazanin Campaign over the last five years.

Cardiff Amnesty has been calling for the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe since she was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard on 3rd April 2016. Together with many others across the world, the group are counting down the days to the end of Nazanin’s unjust sentence on social media and would urge you to follow, like and re-tweet us @AmnestyCardiff.

Speaking on behalf of the Group, Owen Collins said: ‘It was a privilege to be able to explain a little of the work of Cardiff Amnesty who have helped keep Nazanin’s plight – and the plight of all dual national citizens imprisoned in Iran – at the forefront of people’s minds in Wales’.

He continued, ‘It has been a team effort. We want to give special thanks to everyone who helped us knit Naz’s Chain of Care and the Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival who have helped us so much with Stand up in the Park over the last five years. The collective thoughts of the Cardiff Amnesty International Group are with Nazanin’s family as we count down to the end of her sentence’.

Anoosheh Ashoori

Overall, scores of people in the country have been imprisoned on spurious national security grounds such as Anoosheh Ashoori, a UK-Iranian dual-national, jailed for ten years on espionage charges. The Cardiff Amnesty International Group calls on the Iranian Government to immediately release and repatriate all those dual-national citizens that have been unjustly targeted. Likewise, we are calling on the UK Government to make urgent representations on behalf of all British nationals imprisoned, detained or awaiting trial in Iran.

If you are inspired to take up the Amnesty banner to fight injustice please contact Lauren at amnesty.cardiff@btinternet.com or follow our social media here.

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