Milling denies Foreign Office forced Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to sign confession in Iran

In an urgent question, Labour’s Tulip Siddiq asked for a statement from the government on emerging reports that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was forced to sign a confession in Iran in order to be released to go home. 

Foreign minister Amanda Milling described the treatment of Zaghari-Ratcliffe as “horrendous” and told the House of Commons that the government will continue to “raise human rights concerns with Iran”. 

Milling highlighted that the Foreign Office official present did not force Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to sign the confession but “passed on the message” and that “she took the decision”.