The British-Iranian charity worker has been given an additional jail term of a further year having already completed a five-year sentence on charges of alleged spying by Iranian authorities.
Apparently she received the second sentence for spreading propaganda against the system for participating in a protest in front of the Iranian Embassy in London in 2009 and will there be further charges when she has finished this sentence.
I am sure the poor woman is as innocent as the day is long and is just being used as a pawn in a game and the Prime Minister commented that Iran’s decision to sentence her to another year in prison is cruel, inhumane and wholly unjustified.
Whilst Great Britain has been criticised in the past for being a tad jingoistic I am forced to think how much easier a problem like this may have been sorted with the quick application of a gunboat steaming into harbour the Union flag proudly displayed with all guns blazing.
Sadly, while that sort of action may have worked in the old days, today threatening a lunatic on the verge of creating their own nuclear bomb may not be the most sensible course of action.
I do hope the Government manage to find a way to free this poor woman and my sympathies go to her and her family.