A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday in Cairo in solidarity with Nazanin Zaghari, a British-Iranian who is currently detained in Iran for 83 days without access to a lawyer.
Zaghari, a Thomson Reuters Foundation project coordinator, was with her 2-year-old daughter on a family visit to Iran where she was arrested, accused of espionage and sent to solitary confinement for several days.
“The Revolutionary Guard knows Nazanin works for a charity rather than anything more sinister,” wrote Zaghari’s husband Richard Ratcliffe in a petition published on Change.org urging Prime Minister David Cameron to interfere. The petition received more than 700,000 signatures.
A candlelight vigil was held all over the world for Zaghari Tuesday, calling for her freedom.
— Free Nazanin (@FreeNazanin) June 28, 2016
“They know she has no work dealings with Iran. They know the last time she worked on a project with any connection to Iran was many years ago as a project assistant. And they know there have been plenty of family trips to Iran since then,” Ratcliffe added.