BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, Roxanne Tahbaz, Mina Smallman, Amara Okereke on playing Eliza Doolittle

Roxanne Tahbaz speaks to Emma about her father's detention in Iran.

5/25/2022 5:45:00 PM

'He's a dad so he doesn't try to worry us' In our exclusive interview yesterday, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe said she feels pain that Morad Tahbaz was left behind when she was released. He remains imprisoned in Iran. We spoke to his daughter rrroxxxanne:

Roxanne Tahbaz speaks to Emma about her father's detention in Iran.

It has been just over two months since Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori returned to the UK from detention in Iran, and were reunited with their families. But for the family of London born businessman and wildlife conservationist Morad Tahbaz it’s been a different story. The family said they expected their father to be part of the same deal but he was only released on furlough and swiftly returned to prison. His daughter Roxanne Tahbaz joins Emma.

On yesterday’s programme Nazanin paid tribute to those who campaigned for her release and in particular the ordinary women who supported her cause. Two of those women are retired primary school teacher Linda Grove and Freya Papworth from the organisation FiLia who organised a 24 hour fasting relay hunger strike. Both join Emma in the studio.

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Need to see this show. The fact that they knowingly dragged a grieving mother back to court shows their lack of remorse for such horrendous behaviour & lack of empathy for the living victims of their crime. rrroxxxanne FreeMorad linda_grove Nazanin had the BBC Anoosheh had no-one

BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, Roxanne Tabhaz, Mina Smallman, Amara Okereke on playing Eliza DoolittleIn yesterday’s exclusive interview, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe said she feels pain that Morad Tabhaz was left behind when she was released from Iran. At 10am, we speak to Morad’s daughter, Roxanne Tahbaz:

BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe talks to Emma BarnettNow 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: BBCSounds Emmabarnett Absolutely stunning interview 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. FreeNazanin BBCSounds Emmabarnett Extraordinary interview. Grace and fortitude exemplified. Thank you

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