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Radha Stirling statement on Iran’s persecution of British national, Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe

Statement of Radha Stirling, Middle Eastern Criminal and Civil Justice Expert, Expert Witness and founder of UK based Detained in Dubai issued the following statement in relation to hunger strike of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

"The Iranian government has accused Mrs Ratcliffe of seeking to promote negative propaganda against the state by running a training course for aspiring journalists; but their wrongful detention of Nazanin the government has done far more damage to their own image around the world than any supposed negative PR campaign could ever do. Indeed, equating things like journalism and human rights advocacy to seditious propaganda only reveals to the world that a government cannot bear the scrutiny of accurate reporting; and this is the case not only in Iran, but throughout the Middle East and Gulf states.