Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's life in danger from the Coronavirus while in Iranian jail

The life of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe “hangs in the balance” and the UK Government must act urgently to help her, ministers have been told.

Foreign Office minister Nigel Adams replied: “I think things may have moved on a little bit today in terms of the testing with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Clearly we are unable to comment on any medical assessments without the permission of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe.”

He said the Government has been in touch with Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband Richard, who was watching in the public gallery with their daughter Gabriella, and was in “close contact” with the Iranian authorities to push for a “temporary release on medical grounds”.

Credit: Parliament TV