BREAKING: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘freed’ but faces new court hearing in Iran

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “BREAKING: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘freed’ but faces new court hearing in Iran” – below is their description.

    A British woman held in Iran for five years has had her ankle tag removed but it is unclear whether she has actually been freed.

    Tulip Siddiq MP said Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been summoned to appear in court next Sunday.

    Sky’s Dominic Waghorn said the Briton was being held over money Iran says is owed to it by Britain while Iran charged her with spying claims, which was denied, in 2016.

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    In This Story: Iran

    Iran, also called Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. Its central location in Eurasia and proximity to the Strait of Hormuz give it significant geostrategic importance. Tehran is the capital and largest city.

    Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.

    Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.

    The country’s rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.

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