Britain considers diplomatic immunity for jailed aid worker in Iran

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Posted: Nov 13, 2017 6:52 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is considering granting diplomatic immunity to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a jailed aid worker in Iran, as part of efforts to secure her release, May's spokesman said.

May's government is doing everything it can to secure the release of Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the spokesman said. One option being considered is diplomatic immunity for Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

"I think that the foreign secretary has obviously spoken with her husband and that is one of the options being looked at," he told reporters.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Guy Faulconbridge)