British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who has been held in an Iranian prison for the past six years is finally on her way home.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been pictured on a flight out of Iran by Labour MP Tulip Siddiq on Wednesday.
Zaghari-Ratcliffe is also flying back home to the UK with her fellow detainee Anoosheh Ashoori.
The British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss confirmed that Zaghari-Ratcliffe and a second dual national, Ashoori, will be reunited with their families in the UK later on Wednesday.
It's been 6 long years – and I can't believe I can FINALLY share this photo.
Nazanin is now in the air flying away from 6 years of hell in Iran.
— Tulip Siddiq (@TulipSiddiq) March 16, 2022
The Labour MP tweeted, “It’s been 6 long years – and I can’t believe I can FINALLY share this photo.
“Nazanin is now in the air flying away from 6 years of hell in Iran.
“My heart goes out to Gabriella and Richard, as her long journey back home to them gets closer by the minute.”
There release from the Iranian prison follows months of intensive diplomatic negotiations between London and Tehran.
It is understood the British government agreed to pay £393.8m which has been owed to Iran after it cancelled an order of Chieftain tanks since the Shah was the overthrown during the revolution of 1979.
Truss tweeted, “I can confirm Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori will return to the UK today, and Morad Tahbaz has been released from prison on furlough.
“They will be reunited with their families later today.
“We will continue to work to secure Morad’s departure from Iran.”