Labor MP Tulip Siddiq shared Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s ‘first family selfie’ since she landed back in the UK on Thursday morning after a six-year nightmare in Iran
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This is Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s first selfie with her husband and daughter since returning to the UK after a six-year nightmare in Iran.
Image of a smiling 43-year-old woman with husband Richard and their daughter Gabriella in front of a bed of daffodils.
The mother’s local MP Tulip Siddiq said it was the “first selfie” of the family after Nazanin was released from house arrest in Iran.
Tweeting the photo, Labour’s Ms Siddiq said the reunited couple spoke to her about Morad Tahbaz, who was not allowed to leave Iran after serving his prison term.
Ms Siddiq said both were “relentless in their pursuit of justice”.
Nazanin, a British-Iranian charity worker, returned to British soil in the early hours of Thursday, along with fellow national Anoosheh Ashoori.
They met at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire shortly after 1am.
Heartwarming photos show Nazanin reunited with her husband and daughter for the first time in years.
Gabriella is heard asking “is that a mummy?” when Nazanin took off the plane.
In a video shared on Instagram by Elika Ashoori, daughter of Anoosheh Ashoori, Gabriella shouted “mummy” as Nazanin descended the plane’s stairs.
The photo shows a seven-year-old girl excitedly running around the room, being carried by her mother on her hip.
Tears of happiness resounded as the whole family reunited and Nazanin couldn’t stop hugging and kissing her daughter with kisses.
Her release comes after the UK finally agreed to settle a £400m debt that dates back to the 1970s.
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said the Government was working to secure Mr Tahbaz’s return, telling BBC Breakfast: “He’s also an American citizen, which is in the eyes of the Iranians – not ours. me – making his case more complicated.”
He added: “We will continue to work to secure his release and obviously we also work closely with the United States on these matters.”
In a tweet on Thursday night, Ms Siddiq said: “It was lovely to have uplifting conversations with Richard and Nazanin today.
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“Both of them are relentless in their pursuit of justice and together I support Morad Tahbaz’s plight. Here I had hoped to rest in peace for a week…
“This is their first family selfie! £ NazaninIsFree.”
One charity worker with experience with hostages warned that there is often a “long journey” back to normalcy after being released.
Lara Symons, 53, chief executive officer of the charity Hostage International, said the organization had helped many “traumatized hostages”.
She told the PA news agency: “From that experience, we learned that this is a new journey. This is a long journey.
“I think when people think about the ordinary life, they think about the life they’ve led before and sadly, to some extent, that’s just not possible.
“You can’t go back to that because both you as a hostage and your family have been pretty much changed by the experience.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-beams-first-26496375 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe beams in her first family selfie since the Iran nightmare ended