Richard Ratcliffe calls on UK Government to 'be brave' in fight to free Nazanin

The husband of jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has appealed to UK officials to insist on being allowed to attend her second trial when it begins in Tehran on Sunday.

Richard Ratcliffe said his family have been “caught” between two governments “fighting”.

Speaking to the PA news agency after it was revealed his wife was facing another trial in Iran, Mr Ratcliffe said: “We’ve always been treated in a strange, odd way and marked out as exceptional.

“This second court case is doing that again, and it’s signalling again she’s being held for political leverage to push the British Government to do something."