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>> A detained British-Iranian aid worker sentenced to five years in jail in Iran is to face a second trial on new security charges. That's according to a court official quoted by Iranian news agency Tasnim. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who worked for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport.
She was heading back to Britain with her two-year-old daughter after a family visit. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment. Her family denies the charges, as does the foundation, a charity organization that is independent of Thompson Reuters and operates independently of Reuters News. Tasnim reported that the new charge is security related, but couldn't say whether it was tied to espionage or not.
The British Foreign Office refused to comment, saying it would not provide a commentary on every twist and turn. Iran does not recognize dual citizenship, which limits the access foreign embassies have to their dual citizens held there. Iran's Revolutionary Guards have arrested at least 30 dual nationals during the past two years, mostly on spying charges.