BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe talks to Emma Barnett

5/23/2022 10:30:00 PM
BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe talks to Emma Barnett

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tells her own story, exclusively to Emma Barnett.

Now available on bbcsounds: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's exclusive interview with emmabarnett IN FULL. She explains what Prime Minister Boris Johnson told her about the real reason for her imprisonment in Iran. Listen to the Woman’s Hour podcast now:

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tells her own story, exclusively to Emma Barnett.

Show moreNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe talks for the first time to Emma Barnett for this special Woman’s Hour programme.In this exclusive interview she reveals the full story of her imprisonment in Iran. Nazanin explains how she survived solitary confinement, how the love of her daughter kept her alive and what Prime Minster Boris Johnson told her about the real reason for her imprisonment.

Nazanin was arrested in April 2016 after visiting her parents in Iran with her 21 month-old daughter Gabriella, on her way back to Britain. For the next six years the charity project manager was detained by the Iranian regime.She was sentenced to five years for plotting to overthrow the Iranian Government, and then in 2021, sentenced to another year for propaganda against Iran. Nazanin has always refuted those allegations as strongly as she could, stressing that she was in Iran on holiday visiting her family.

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Emmabarnett Was she playing the victim as usual? Emmabarnett Dont suppose anyone asked her why she didnt take personal responsibility for travelling against Foreign Office advice? Or why its someone elses fault? Emmabarnett When this happens, Why don’t we do exactly the same as they do, e.g. with an Iranian diplomat . Fight fire with fire.

Emmabarnett I like her v much, I hope she can have a role in public life. Emmabarnett I think we've all heard enough of her bleating. She should just be grateful she's female. Emmabarnett Humbling. Emmabarnett Great interview, Emma, I could feel her pain and her joy. Sigh. Thanks for posting that. I'm reporter in Taiwan. Jewish agnosticus.

Emmabarnett What an important interview with a brave and very strong woman. Deepest admirations for Nazanin for making it through hell and coming out even stronger. Voicing this story helps fuel the fight to eliminate the appalling practice of taking hostages for political/financial gain. nulasuchet Emmabarnett Very moving.

Emmabarnett Brilliant empathetic interview with a woman who’s the epitome of grace under pressure. Emmabarnett Woman's Hour this interview was a disgrace!

BBC One - Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Talks to Emma Barnett

BBC One - Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Talks to Emma BarnettExclusive: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has shared her story for the first time with EmmaBarnett. It’s a story she’s wanted to tell in her own words for six long years. Watch the TV special on BBCOne at 8pm tonight: FreeNazanin Emmabarnett BBCOne Except for viewers here in Scotland who can’t watch now and nor is it available on iPlayer yet. Disappointing! Emmabarnett BBCOne This is exceptional. What an extraordinary, strong minded, incredibly impressive person - & sympathetic, sensitive interviewing. Plus, in early stages, flashes of absolutely righteous fury. This should do for that charlatan of a PM even if nothing else does. Actionable. FreeNazanin Emmabarnett BBCOne It's so moving! ♥️

Emmabarnett FreeNazanin Emmabarnett I heard some of this interview and it was excellent. Very interesting on many levels. I encourage everyone to listen. Many can beheld hostage in this way caught up in a regimes tactics. I will pick up what I missed on BBCSounds . Emmabarnett Who cares? BBCPolitics Emmabarnett Her poor husband.

BBCPolitics Emmabarnett She had it tuff .than she is complaining about having to sign a statement. before they let her leave the country . and the government guy just looked on . and did not say anything. perhaps he should have . and she would be still there .😡 BBCPolitics Emmabarnett This is wonderful, wonderful news! Don't know Richard or Nazanin, but very happy her ordeal & their separation have not damaged their love.

BBCPolitics Emmabarnett My heart goes out to this woman . What she went through is heartbreaking and all because Johnson couldn’t be bothered 😕 BBCPolitics Emmabarnett She should still be in Iran, she’s Iranian and was travelling on a Iranian passport in a country that doesn’t recognise dual nationality. She should stop whinging and reimburse the British tax payer the money it’s owed from her.

Emmabarnett What a great interview, thank you Nazanin and Emmabarnett . Very moving and powerful, two intelligent articulate women in conversation. I'd happily spend an hour or so with you both in the pub! Emmabarnett Made me cry. So lovely to hear this.

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BBCSounds Emmabarnett Not signing could have risked further imprisonment ..means to an end? But apart from that appallingly badly served by FO , government and Johnson Emmabarnett Such a moving interview. BBCSounds Emmabarnett I hope Nazanin knows, and knew when it mattered most, that so many of us were keeping her and her family in our hearts and minds and willing her release. She is amazing, an inspiration, and I hope she can find peace and contentment in her life now she is reunited with her family.

Emmabarnett Brilliant interview thank you. An incredibly brave, graceful and articulate woman. Emmabarnett Great interview. Inspiring, moving, exhausting. The strength of a woman against the system. Her tribute to her husband, family, supporters. Her empathy for others. Her joy of living again. Her love for her daughter. The pain of lost years. Woman’s Hour at its best. Thank you.

Emmabarnett Incredible. Amazing and articulate woman. Best wishes to her and her family. Thanks to Emma and team for a great interview. FreeNazanin Emmabarnett I watched last night. So good to see Nazanin come out the other side of such an horrendous ordeal. Her comments about the psychology of good memories triumphing over the bad ones and her depth of love for Richard moved me.

Emmabarnett Listened again today after watching on televison yesterday evening. The rapport, precision and stillness of this interview is a model in listening and talking. I was moved. Thank you both.Emmabarnett Emmabarnett Inspiring and courageous woman. Incredible listen. Well done Emma. Best wishes to Nazanin and family.

Emmabarnett It was great to see NazaninZaghariRatcliffe looking so well in the 30 minute BBC1 version last night (on iPlayer)!

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Emmabarnett Powerful interview. I watched on TV last night, and have just listened to the extended one. Nazanin is a wise and strong woman. Emmabarnett Thank you Emma for such a compelling and sensitivity conducted interview. Nazanin has gone - and is going through - so much, it’s heartbreaking, but her resilience and the way she describes the way women prisoners support one another is inspiring. 💛

Emmabarnett This was an incredible interview. I am in tears. Huge congratulations and thank you so much Emmabarnett Thank you for this interview. Watched it last night, listening again today. Nazanin has such integrity, in such stark contrast to Johnson. Careless talk/lies cost lives Emmabarnett This woman is incredible. I’m bawling listening to how she made the decision to send her daughter back to the UK. Such strength 🙏🏾

Emmabarnett Will you please give so much publicity to other detainees who are still suffering? Emmabarnett Roll up for the BBC feminist Pity arty BBCSounds Emmabarnett This person looks like the poster girl for the far left, it’s not my fault it’s the government and thank you for nothing. I’ll sue you the government, just give me the money!!

BBCSounds Emmabarnett She’s a spy! That was the reason! BBCSounds Emmabarnett 💛💛💛💛

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BBCSounds Emmabarnett Great work Emma Nazanin you are AMAZING The Prime Minister is Shameful Sending love and hugs to Nazanin, Richard and Gabriella What an amazing woman Saying and doing what is right May your lives find peace, comfort and enduring love as you rediscover your normal 💜🙏 BBCSounds Emmabarnett I’m amazed that Nazanin has talked so soon after her release; I wouldn’t have been surprised if she never gave an interview! It’s a huge tribute to you, Emma, that she was so willing, open & trusting while telling her story. I’m so glad you gave her space to do it. More tears😭👏🏻

BBCSounds Emmabarnett I have enormous sympathy for Nazanin. However I cannot imagine how she can speak freely about Iran while her close family members remain hostages to the regime. BBCSounds Emmabarnett Yawn! BBCSounds Emmabarnett Just wanted to hear more - but a brave thing for Nazanin to do… how difficult it must be to process that experience, but what composure and grace … she’s amazing

BBCSounds Emmabarnett Amazing woman - truly inspirational. BBCSounds Emmabarnett Amazing interview, bravery personified FreeNazanin BBCSounds Emmabarnett I have followed your story from the beginning FreeNazanin - perhaps as a former employee of Reuters it hit me hard! As a teacher now- I have used your story actively to educate my kids in Norway on civil human political rights - on news and mis-information on diplomacy etc

FreeNazanin BBCSounds Emmabarnett Emmabarnett BBCSounds Absolutely amazing interview. FreeNazanin BBCSounds Emmabarnett Extraordinary interview. Grace and fortitude exemplified. Thank you

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BBCSounds Emmabarnett Incredible interview. Well done Emmabarnett. It still seems miraculous that this amazing woman is home. At the same time the tragedy of her loss of 6 years and that of her family feels so avoidable. BBCSounds Emmabarnett Absolutely stunning interview

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tells her own story of imprisonment in Iran, exclusively to Emma Barnett for a special edition of Woman’s Hour.This programme will be available shortly after broadcast Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Talks to Emma Barnett Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tells her own story of imprisonment in Iran, exclusively to Emma Barnett for a special edition of Woman’s Hour.British Government ,” Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe told the BBC.Producer Svana Gisla talks about the 5 years spent creating a digital, immersive concert experience with ABBA avatars.

Show more Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe talks for the first time to Emma Barnett for this special Woman’s Hour programme. In this exclusive interview she reveals the full story of her imprisonment in Iran. In this exclusive interview, she reveals the full story of her imprisonment in Iran. Nazanin explains how she survived solitary confinement, how the love of her daughter kept her alive and what Prime Minster Boris Johnson told her about the real reason for her imprisonment. And I knew that that was like a last minute game because I knew they were… They told me that they have been given the money,” she said. Nazanin was arrested in April 2016 after visiting her parents in Iran with her 21 month-old daughter Gabriella, on her way back to Britain. Nazanin was arrested in April 2016 after visiting her parents in Iran with her 21-month-old daughter Gabriella, on her way back to Britain. For the next six years the charity project manager was detained by the Iranian regime.” Sean’s eldest daughter Maeve, passed away last October at the age of twenty -seven, after suffering from ME since she was a teenager.

She was sentenced to five years for plotting to overthrow the Iranian Government, and then in 2021, sentenced to another year for propaganda against Iran. She was sentenced to five years for plotting to overthrow the Iranian government, and then in 2021, sentenced to another year for propaganda against Iran. “The whole thing of me signing the forced confession was filmed,” Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe added. Nazanin has always refuted those allegations as strongly as she could, stressing that she was in Iran on holiday visiting her family. Her husband Richard Ratcliffe mounted a tireless campaign to free his wife, including twice going on hunger strike. Her husband Richard Ratcliffe mounted a tireless campaign to free his wife, including twice going on hunger strike. In March 2020, as Covid took hold in Iran, Nazanin was temporarily released to her parents’ home under house in Tehran.” Earlier this month, her husband alluded to “mistakes made at the end” of the ordeal in Iran. On 17 March this year, she was finally allowed to come home and be reunited with her husband and daughter. On 17 March this year, she was finally allowed to come home and be reunited with her husband and daughter. 40 years since their last concert, ABBA, are once again performing.

Her release, along with fellow British-Iranian national Anoosheh Ashoori, came after negotiations and diplomatic efforts that had intensified in the preceding months. At the same time the UK Government paid a £400 million debt to Iran dating back to the 1970s although both governments have said the two issues should not be linked. At the same time, the UK government paid a £400 million debt to Iran dating back to the 1970s, although both governments have said the two issues should not be linked. It was rough at the end, and I think, when Nazanin is ready to talk about it, that is something that we need to go through. CREDITS Producer Woman’s Hour Sarah Crawley Producer Director John O’Rourke Executive Producer Tanya Hudson Executive Editor Woman’s Hour Karen Dalziel Show less .