Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has finally been reunited with her family after six years in jail in Iran.The British-Iranian mother met her husband Richard Ratcliffe and her seven-year-old daughter Gabriella in the UK early this morning, March 17.
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Video footage shows the aid worker breaking down in tears as she embraces her family, just moments after touching down at RAF Brize Norton just after 1am.
Gabby shouted “Mummy” before running towards her as she entered the building before her husband joined her for their reunion.
Gabby was just 1-year-old when her mother was arrested and jailed in Iran after she was accused of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government, which she denied.
In a message posted online, the Ratcliffe family said: “No place like home. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, to all of the care and campaigning, and diplomatic efforts. You have made us whole.”
Mr Richard Ratcliffe has been a prominent campaigner in the battle to secure his wife’s release and went on hunger strike in late last year for 21 days.
He said earlier that he was deeply grateful for her release and that he and Gabriella were “looking forward to a new life”.