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Young British mother detained in Iran - please help

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PenguinWatch Sun 08-May-16 13:02:23

A dear woman who is a close friend of very close family members has been detained by the Iranian revolutionary guard after visiting her parents in Iran for a holiday. She has remained held in solitary confinement in an unknown location for the past 4 weeks. No one has seen her. She has been forced to sign a confession of espionage. Her 2 year old daughter was taken from her at the airport and given to her mother. That was the last time her family saw her. She is a deeply caring, sensitive and beautiful mother. She is not a politician, not an activist, she is a charity worker. She has dual British and Iranian citizenship and has lived in the UK with her husband (who I have known for as long as I can remember) for years.

So far, whilst the Foreign Office have been involved, no one knows what is going on. We have no idea why she has been detained or how she is being treated.

I cannot image the nightmare she is living at the moment, alone and scared, torn from her little girl, her husband, her family, her home.

Amongst other things, her family have set up a petition to try and get the government to do more to help her. Please, please sign and share this petition to help free her so she can come home. This needs as much attention as possible.


PenguinWatch Sun 08-May-16 13:04:06

PerpendicularVincent Sun 08-May-16 13:04:18

Could you link to the petition, Penguin?

I really hope your friend is OK flowers

PerpendicularVincent Sun 08-May-16 13:06:44


AStreetcarNamedBob Sun 08-May-16 13:06:49


PenguinWatch Sun 08-May-16 13:07:25

Thanks Vincent. I realised after I posted that I hadn't put a link after I clicked post!!

TheJiminyConjecture Sun 08-May-16 13:09:19


BeckysMediocreHair Sun 08-May-16 13:10:58

Can you go to the media?

Rafflesway Sun 08-May-16 13:11:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

8FencingWire Sun 08-May-16 13:12:15


LineyReborn Sun 08-May-16 13:13:02

This is one thread I actually hope the media picks up on.

MarthaCliffYouCunt Sun 08-May-16 13:13:31


Palomb Sun 08-May-16 13:16:46

Signed and shared smile

PenguinWatch Sun 08-May-16 13:16:52

Her husband is now speaking to the media. He was previously advised by the FO not to but has spoken to a few people who were in similar positions and they said that they firmly believe the media attention was the only thing that got them released. He now only wishes he had done it sooner. It's not as if the FO have achieved anything.

It's absolutely insane. I can't believe this is happening to someone I know. I've messaged MNHQ to ask if they can do anything to help.

Thank you everyone for your support thanks

LineyReborn Sun 08-May-16 13:20:50

I'm just about to sign this, btw.

PenguinWatch Sun 08-May-16 13:28:54

Thank you thanks

BitchPeas Sun 08-May-16 13:33:36

Signed. flowers

AndNowItsSeven Sun 08-May-16 13:36:58


RaeSkywalker Sun 08-May-16 13:39:35

Signed flowers

cuntinghomicidalcardigan Sun 08-May-16 13:41:34

Signed and shared

bilbodog Sun 08-May-16 13:42:34

Ive signed. Good luck.

Gruffalosgrandma Sun 08-May-16 13:46:44


BirthdayBetty Sun 08-May-16 13:48:19


Liminalstate Sun 08-May-16 13:50:06


lem73 Sun 08-May-16 13:56:08

Signed. Poor woman.

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