The legal team for Covid-19 stricken British-Iranian Anoosheh Ashoori, petition the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to assist in his release from an Iranian prison.

30 Apr 2021

The legal team for Covid-19 stricken British-Iranian Anoosheh Ashoori, petition the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to assist in his release from an Iranian prison.

In recent days, the very vulnerable 67-year-old Mr Ashoori has presented with all of the very worst symptoms of Covid-19 and his health is very quickly deteriorating in prison. He is held hostage following a conviction on a contrived international espionage charge.

The legal team are extremely fearful for Mr Ashoori’s life given his underlying health issues, his age and the conditions under which he is detained. It is hoped the Foreign Secretary will speak out publicly in support of release at this time of mortal crisis.

Annahita Moradi acts for Mr Ashoori alongside Nigel Edwards QC and Haydee Dijkstal of 33 Bedford Row in their quest for the release of their lay client.

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