British-Iranian woman jailed by Iran criticises UK government for length of time it took to secure her release from Tehran jail.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori were released as major powers in Vienna close in on renewing the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
The Iranian authorities are being accused of holding Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as state hostage and tying her release to a 40-year-old debt London owes Tehran.
US denies Iranian media report regarding possible prisoner swap and release of $7 billion in frozen Iranian funds, saying such reports "are not true."
New charges of "propaganda against the system" made by Iran against British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a week after she finished serving a five-year sentence, are "unacceptable", Britain says.
"Electronic shackles tied to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's feet have been cast off, she has been freed," her lawyer Hojjat Kermani said, adding that a hearing has been scheduled for her second case in Tehran.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was convicted of sedition and jailed for five years in September 2016, was due for release in March 2021.
France has for months demanded that Iran release Fariba Adelkhah and her partner, Roland Marchal, who were detained in June 2019 after being accused of plotting against national security.
Nazanin Zahgari-Ratcliffe and her husband recently ended their hunger strike to protest her imprisonment for espionage in Iran.
The British government believes that Iran has behaved Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe unjustly
as she was convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe began a hunger strike after she was denied health care and asked to spy on Britain, her husband said.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian aid worker serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly plotting against Iran's government, was on top of Johnson's agenda. Johnson is the third British foreign secretary to visit Iran since 2003.
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