Family campaign to free British mother jailed in Iran

The family of a British woman detained in Iran held an event in Cardiff today campaigning for her release.

Nearly a year ago, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe traveled to celebrate the Iranian New Year with her family, but was arrested on her way home and sentenced to five years in prison.

She was arrested for reasons that are still unclear. Her daughter Gabriella had her passport confiscated when her mother was arrested and is being looked after in Iran by her grandparents.

In Cardiff, friends and family marked the anniversary of when she and her husband along with their daughter were last together.

Many at the event felt the British government could be doing more to get her released.

I've obviously got my public criticisms of them in terms of, I wish they'd more publicly criticised what Nazanin's gone through.

Richard Ratcliffe, Nazanin's husband

The British Foreign Office say they've raised concerns with Iranian officials:

We are deeply concerned that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's sentence has been confirmed following an unsuccessful appeal while Iran continues to refuse the UK consular access to her.

A Foreign Office Spokesperson