Woman Is Free – level 2

12-03-2021 07:00

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a 42-year-old British-Iranian woman who traveled to Iran with her daughter to visit her parents. In 2016, police arrested them at the airport when they were on their way back to the UK.

An Iranian court said that Zaghari-Ratcliffe was a spy and that she was dangerous for the government. The court sent Zaghari-Ratcliffe to prison for five years. British officials wanted to help the woman, but it made the situation worse. Zaghari-Ratcliffe went on a hunger strike and there were protests before the Iranian Embassy in London. Nothing helped and the woman stayed in prison.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe left prison last week but she must go to court again. There are more charges against her, but her husband and daughter believe that she will return home soon.

Difficult words: spy (a person who works secretly and to get some information about somebody or something), hunger strike (when somebody stops eating because he does not agree with something bad), charge (when police formally say that somebody did something wrong).

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