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British-Iranian Aid Worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Temporarily Released From Jail

Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, undated
LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters)

Detained British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, has been released from jail for three days, her supporters said on Thursday.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport as she was heading back to Britain with her two-year-old daughter after a family visit.

She was convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment, a charge denied by her family and the Foundation, a charity organization that is independent of Thomson Reuters and operates independently of Reuters News.

Britain's foreign minister Jeremy Hunt welcomed what he said on Twitter was "really good news", and said Britain would push for a permanent release.

(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Jon Boyle)