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>> A British Iranian aids worker jailed in Iran, embarked on a three-day hunger strike on Monday in protest against being repeatedly denied medical care. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an aids worker and project manager with the Thompson-Reuters Foundation, was arrested on spying charges at Tehran Airport in April 2016, as she traveled home to Britain with her then two-year-old daughter following a trip to see her family.
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She was sentenced to five years in prison, convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment. Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family continue to fiercely deny all charges. Speaking on Monday, her husband said his wife Zaghari-Ratcliffe was being pressured into espionage by Iran.>> They're trying to pressure her to become a spy for Iran against the UK.
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Specifically, to spy on
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] for which she has no connection to.>> Zaghari-Ratcliffe has a string of health problems. She has fears over lumps in her breasts and a long-standing need for mental health support and neurological issues.
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revolution keep trying to link her to,
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She hopes the hunger strike will act as a bargaining chip to allow her access to doctors. Earlier this month, British Foriegn Minister Jeremy Hunt criticized the strict limitations Iran has placed on her. She was granted a release from prison last August to reunite with her family, but that was only for a brief three days.
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Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family and friends continue to campaign tirelessly for her release.
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