UK Extremely Concerned About Jailed British-Iranian Aid Worker

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – Britain is extremely concerned about the welfare of the jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and wants to see her released, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, has been transferred from prison to a hospital psychiatric ward, the campaign group seeking to free her said earlier on Wednesday.

She was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport as she headed back to Britain with her daughter after a family visit and was sentenced to five years in jail after being convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran‘s clerical establishment.

Her family and the Foundation, a charity organisation that operates independently of Thomson Reuters and Reuters News, deny the charge.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; writing by Kate Holton; Editing by Andrew Heavens)