British-Iranian Aid Worker Returned To Tehran Prison After Three-Day Release

British-Iranian Aid Worker Returned To Tehran Prison After Three-Day Release

British-Iranian Aid Worker Returned To Tehran Prison After Three-Day Release

The FINANCIAL -- British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was returned to prison in Tehran after a request to extend her three-day temporary release was rejected by Iranian authorities, her husband says.

Richard Ratcliffe said in a statement from Britain that his wife returned to the Evin prison to continue serving her sentence on August 26.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe had left the prison on the morning of August 23 after being granted a temporary release and was reunited with her family in the town of Damavand, northeast of the capital, according to RFE/RL.

A support group named The Free Nazanin campaign released photos showing Zaghari-Ratcliffe hugging her 4-year-old daughter during her release.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the charitable Thomson Reuters Foundation, is serving a five-year sentence after being convicted of plotting against the Iranian government, a charge denied by her family and the foundation.

Her employer and the British government say she was in Iran visiting relatives when she was arrested at Tehran airport in April 2016 while traveling home with her daughter.

Iranian authorities and her lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment.