LONDON (Reuters) – The head of the justice department in Tehran denied on Friday reports in Western media that British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been sentenced to five years in jail in Iran, might be released in a swap deal.
“Besides serving her current sentence, she has also another ongoing case against her in court,” Gholamhossein Esmaili was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced after being convicted by an Iranian court of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment. She denies the charges.
(Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Alison Williams)