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.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentenced to a year in Iran prison - BBC News


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I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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