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>> A British Iranian age worker jailed in Iran has gone on hunger strike after being refused medical career. Nazanin Zagari Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thompson Reuters Foundation was arrested in April 2016 at Tehran Airport. She was on her way back to Britain with her two-year-old daughter after a family visit.
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And was sentenced to five years in prison for plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment in Iran. Something she has always denied. Her husband Richard, seen here. Britain's foreign minister, Jeremy Hunt, said on Friday that he was worried about Zagari Ratcliffe and angry with the Iranian government.>> Remember, she's not just got these lumps in her breasts, which would be incredibly worrying for any woman.
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But she's also had a long-standing need for help with mental health issues. She's got some neurological issues. So she's got some very complex medical needs. And I was given a clear assurance that she would be given access to all the doctors that she needed. That hasn't happened, and now she's having to go on hunger strike.
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>> A minor success in her plight for freedom was a temporary release from jail in August, 2018, but that only lasted three days. Britain's foreign minister said on Friday that as much pressure as possible is being put on the Iranians, both publicly and behind the scenes in order to secure her release.