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Petitioning Theresa May MP

Free Nazanin Ratcliffe

My wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37 year old charity worker, was on holiday visiting her family in Iran. She was at the airport returning to the UK on the 3rd April when she was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. She has been transferred to an unknown location in Kerman Province, 1,000 kilometres south of Tehran, and is being held in solitary confinement. Gabriella Ratcliffe our 22 month old daughter (who has British citizenship only) has had her British passport confiscated, and is stranded in Iran with her grandparents. Nazanin has not been allowed to access a lawyer or her daughter. She has not been able to call out of the country to speak to me, her British husband, and the Red Cross have not been able to make contact. There have been no charges. Nazanin has informed her family that she has been required to sign a confession under duress, its content unknown. Her family have been informed that the investigation relates to an issue of ‘national security’. It is hard to understand how a young mother and her small child on holiday could be considered an issue of national security. She has been to Iran to visit her family regularly since making Britain her home. Nazanin currently works as a project manager for the Thomson-Reuters Foundation; which delivers charitable projects around the world. It does not work in Iran. Nazanin has now been in solitary confinement for over 30 days. Please help bring my wife and daughter home by signing my petition calling on our Prime Minister Theresa May to use her power and intervene.

Richard Ratcliffe
1,460,020 supporters
Petitioning David Cameron MP, Theresa May MP, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron MP

Libérez Nazanin Ratcliffe

Ma femme Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, travailleuse sociale de 37 ans, rendait visite à sa famille en Iran. Le 3 avril 2016, elle était à l’aéroport sur le chemin du retour vers le Royaume-Uni quand elle a été arrêtée par la Garde Révolutionnaire Iranienne. Elle a été transférée dans un endroit inconnu dans la province de Kerman, située à 1000 kilomètres au sud de Téhéran, et y est détenue en isolement.Gabriella Ratcliffe, notre fille de 3 ans (qui n’a que la nationalité britannique), s’est vue confisquer son passeport et est bloquée en Iran avec ses grands-parents.Nazanin n’a pas pas été autorisée à avoir accès à un avocat ou à sa fille. Elle n’a pas eu le droit de m’appeler moi, son mari britannique, et la Croix-Rouge n’a pas réussi à la contacter.Aucune charge n’a été retenue contre elle. Nazarin a averti sa famille qu’on l’a contrainte à signer des aveux dont elle ne connaît pas le contenu. Sa famille a été informée que l’enquête est une question de “sécurité nationale”.Il est difficile de comprendre comment une jeune mère et son bébé, en vacances, constitueraient un problème de sécurité nationale. Elle a régulièrement voyagé en Iran pour rendre visite à sa famille depuis qu’elle a fait du Royaume-Uni sa terre d’adoption.  Avant son arrestation, Nazarin travaillait comme chef de projet pour la Fondation Thomson-Reuters, qui lance des projets caritatifs dans le monde entier. La Fondation ne travaille pas en Iran.Nazanin est aujourd’hui maintenue en isolement depuis plus d'un an.S'il vous plaît, aidez moi à faire rentrer ma femme et ma fille à la maison en signant ma pétition demandant à notre Première Ministre Theresa May d’utiliser son pouvoir et d’intervenir.

Richard Ratcliffe
1,460,020 supporters
Petitioning US State Department, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Cory Booker, Robert Menendez, Donald Trump, Bonnie Watson Coleman, minister@mfa.gov.ir

Free Xiyue Wang

Since August of 2016, Xiyue Wang, an American citizen and graduate student at Princeton University, has been imprisoned in Iran on false spying charges. Wang is a history student, and he went to Iran in the spring of 2016 to do dissertation research on late 19th/early 20th century governance in the Islamic central Asian world. The project grew out of Wang's longstanding respect for Islam and his love for Persian culture. The documents he needed were mostly bureaucratic paperwork and definitely not confidential. Iranian authorities reviewed and approved Wang’s research plans in advance, and even wrote him a letter of introduction to the archives. All of the documents Wang scanned were cleared with state archivists. Needless to say, Wang is completely innocent of all charges against him. The Iranian government is holding Wang as a political pawn. Since Wang was imprisoned a year and a half ago, he has been assaulted and threatened by other prisoners, interrogated for hours on end by Iranian officials, and periodically held in solitary confinement. His family, friends, and colleagues believe his life is in danger. The ward in which Wang is currently held is cold and flea-ridden, and Wang is suffering from tooth decay, arthritis, and severe depression as a result of his confinement. He has been given no warm clothes or blankets for winter, and no medical attention outside of basic pain relievers. He is not even allowed to receive the books his friends and family have tried to send him. Meanwhile, Wang’s wife and young son suffer heartache, anxiety, and crushing uncertainty as they hope for his return to the United States. Wang’s four-year-old son has not seen his father in two years; sometimes, he has trouble even remembering Wang's face.  We call on the United States government to do everything in its power to secure the release of this American citizen, scholar,  father, husband, and friend. We call on the Iranian government to stop playing politics with Wang’s life, and to return him to his family and his home as soon as possible.

Free Xiyue Wang
2,377 supporters
Petitioning David Cameron MP, Theresa May MP, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron MP

Libertad para Nazanin Ratcliffe

Mi mujer Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tiene 37 años y trabaja en una ONG. Mientras volvía al Reino Unido tras unas vacaciones para visitar a su familia en Irán fue detenida por la Guardia Revolucionaria de Irán. De ese lugar fue enviada a un lugar desconocido en la provincia de Kerman, a unos 1.000 kilómetros al sur de Teherán, donde ha estado en prisión. A Gabriella Ratcliffe, nuestra hija de tan sólo 22 meses y que sólo tiene nacionalidad británica, le confiscaron el pasaporte y vive con sus abuelos maternos sin poder volver a nuestra casa. A Nazanin no le han permitido ver en todo este tiempo ni a un abogado ni tampoco a nuestra hija. Ni tan siquiera le han permitido hacer una llamada fuera del país para hablar conmigo, su marido, e incluso la Cruz Roja tampoco ha conseguido poder establecer contacto con ella. No hay cargos contra ella. Nazanin pudo contar a su familia que le obligaron a firmar una confesión bajo coacción, cuyo contenido se desconoce. A la familia todo lo que le han dicho es que se le relaciona con un problema de “seguridad nacional”. Es difícil entender cómo una joven madre y su hija pequeña pueden ser considerados como un problema de seguridad nacional mientras están de vacaciones. Ella ha viajado a Irán de forma regular para visitar a su familia desde que se vino a vivir al Reino Unido. Nazanin trabajaba como gerente de proyectos para la Fundación Thomson-Reuters, encargados de llevar a cabo proyectos de caridad en todo el mundo. Una organización que no opera en Irán. Por favor, ayúdenme a traer a mi esposa y a mi hija a casa firmando esta petición y pidiéndole a la Primera Ministra británica Theresa May que utilice su poder y que intervenga en esta situación. 

Richard Ratcliffe
1,460,020 supporters
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Petitioning Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iran's head of the judicial system Sadegh Larijani

Free Iranian human right activist Narges Mohammadi

Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian woman in her forties and the mother of two young children, is a longtime activist for human rights and women’s rights, who has been in and out of prison for the last fifteen years.  She served as Executive Chair of the Center for Human Rights Defenders, where she was closely associated with Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shirin Ebadi. The Center was closed by the Iranian government in 2008.  Narges Mohammadi also founded and worked for an organization to oppose the death penalty.  In May, 2016, she was sentenced to sixteen years in prison for her non-violent human rights activities. She is currently serving this sentence in Evin Prison, and she is suffering from several severe medical problems such as seizer, long and neurological problems. Narges has consistently received degrading and inhumane treatment from prison officials. Authorities have used access to her ten-year-old twins as a tool to punish her, denying her telephone contact. When Narges undertook a hunger strike to protest the authority’s refusal to let her speak with her children, it triggered global outrage and thousands of people, including more than 100,000 Iranians, posted messages in solidarity through a Twitter campaign. After 20 days, Narges was able to speak with her children.  Narges Mohammadi's courageous human rights work should be praised not punished. Amnesty International has designated Narges Mohammadi a Prisoner of Conscience. 15 Iranian parliamentarians have called for her release, urging the Government "to apply the clemency and mercy of the Islamic republic" and to reunite her with her children. We join in this appeal. Free Narges Mohammadi! نرگس محمدی فعال حقوق بشر ایرانی‌ است که به خاطر فعالیت‌های صلح جویانه خود چندین بار به زندان افتاده. آخرین بار در سال ۱۳۹۵ به ۱۶ سال زندان محکوم گردید که دادگاه تجدید نظر هم این حکم را تایید کرد. او حتا از تماس تلفنی با فرزندان ۱۰ ساله خود محروم گردید، که منجر به اعتصاب غذای او در زندان شد، در پی‌ این اعتصاب غذا و افزایش فشارهای بین المللی نرگس محمدی اجازه تماس تلفنی با فرزندان خود را یافت. او از بیماریهای بسیار همانند تشنّج، مشکلات ریوی و نرولژیکی رنج میبرد. سازمان عفو بین الملل خواهان آزادی فوری نرگس محمدی گردیده. فعالیت‌های او باید مورد تشویق قرار گیرد نه اینکه سبب زندانی شدن او گردد. ما خواهان آزادی سریع نرگس محمدی هستیم

Ida Irani
156 supporters