The distressing situation faced by Anoosheh and his family must be of the highest priority for the UK government; now, more than ever, is the time for the government to do absolutely everything in its power to bring Anoosheh home urgently.
I am calling on the UK government to:
- Take all available urgent action for Anoosheh Ashoori, so that he can be reunited with his family in the UK.
- Grant Anoosheh Ashoori diplomatic protection and ensure this vital provision is fully utilised.
- Press the Iranian authorities to grant Anoosheh immediate and permanent prison furlough, due to his ill-health and heightened risk of severe illness or death if he contracts COVID-19 in prison.