Richard Ratcliffe, husband of jailed British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe speaks to journalists after giving a press conference in London to mark the start of her hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

A British-Iranian aid worker who has been jailed in Tehran is going on hunger strike in protest at her treatment, her employer and her husband have s(...)

 Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband said his wife was not receiving medical treatment for lumps in her breasts or psychiatric care. Photograph: Family Handout/PA

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British woman imprisoned in Tehran on espionage charges, is to go on hunger strike to protest at being denied access to(...)

 Aaron Monaghan in Druid’s riveting production of “Richard III” at the Abbey Theatre  Aaron Monaghan in Druid’s riveting production of “Richard III” at the Abbey Theatre

The riveting production of Richard III at the Abbey reminded me of one of the all-time great understatements. It was supposedly the last thing spoken (...)

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh: was first arrested in September 2010 on charges of spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security and was imprisoned in Evin Prison. Photograph: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty

They are two women among hundreds of political prisoners in Iran. Both are incarcerated on the women’s ward of Tehran’s Evin Prison. Both have receive(...)

 Theresa May leaves Downing St: A relatively calm week for the British prime minister.  Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

There was an unfamiliar scene in the House of Commons this week as Conservative MPs cheered loudly at the end of Theresa May’s weekly joust with Jerem(...)

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted in Iran of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment. She denies the charges. Photograph: family handout/PA Wire

The British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, said the UK would appeal to Iran on humanitarian grounds to free a jailed aid worker but expressed reser(...)

 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her husband Richard Ratcliffe and their daughter Gabriella. Photograph: Family handout/PA Wire

Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, has called for the release of a British woman held in Tehran, days after he appeared to jeopardise her safety(...)