Iranian women draped their national flag round their shoulders as they watched a World Cup qualifier in Tehran – the first time they have been allowed into a stadium in decades.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has asked why she is still incarcerated in Iran more than three years after being detained – after Australia secured the release of two citizens from the country last week.
A British-Australian woman and her Australian boyfriend accused of spying have returned home “extremely happy and relieved” as an official confirmed a British-Australian academic is still being held in Iran.
Two British-Australians and an Australian national are being held in Iran for spying and “taking images at sensitive areas”, Tehran has said.
A British-Australian academic who has been detained in Iran has been described as “thoughtful and passionate” by colleagues.
The Australian Government has named the third person revealed this week to be in detention in prison in Iran as a Melbourne academic who has published work on the 2011 Arab uprisings and on authoritarian governments.
Australia does not believe the detentions in Iran of two British-Australian women and one Australian man are politically motivated, according to the country’s foreign affairs minister Marise Payne.
The families of a British-Australian woman and her Australian partner have pleaded for their immediate release from a notorious Iranian prison.
Australian diplomats have confirmed they are assisting the families of three people who have been arrested in Iran, two of whom are reportedly British-Australian dual nationals.