A British-Iranian academic who was imprisoned and confined in Iran based on security charges has returned to the UK, according to the confirmation of UK Foreign Office.
Professor Abbas Edalat who serves his designation at Imperial College in London was hindered in Tehran in April. The Military Intervention and Campaign Against Sanctions in Iran, he said he was united in the last week.
The British-Iranian Charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe lasts in prison in Iran, where she has been since 2016. Professor Edalat – who specifically studied in Computer Science and Mathematics – was repeatedly managing an academic workshop in Iran on 15th April while he was delayed. At the time of his imprisonment, an Iranian news agency described that Prof Edalat was part of a “network” of British scouts whose members had been recognized and imprisoned.
Professor Edalat established anti-war protest group CASMII, which disagrees the approvals in Iran.
According to the group: “It increasingly appears, as we had suspected, that his detention in spring in Iran was a case of misinformation and misunderstanding by the Iranian security apparatus ”.” In April, there were at least 30 dual nationals in jail in Iran – among them several dual British-Iranian nationals.”
A representative for the Foreign Office said: “We continue to take action on all our consular cases in Iran in line with what we believe will produce the best outcomes in their cases. ”Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt met Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, Richard Ratcliffe assured him that the Foreign Office was persisting to work towards her release.
Regarding her case, a Foreign Office representative told: “We have repeatedly lobbied the Iranians to release Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe on humanitarian grounds and we raise all our cases at every level and every opportunity ”.
The representative included that Iran did not identify dual nationalities, which made the case more too.