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Briton jailed in Iran set for hunger strike

IANS  |  London 

A British-Iranian woman detained in is slated to begin a three-day hunger strike on Monday in protest against being denied specialist medical care, according to her family.

Speaking to on Sunday, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband Richard said: "We know a hunger strike has significant physical consequences the longer it goes on for, and Nazanin is feeling a strong sense of trepidation.

"But there aren't many ways she can say, 'enough is enough, take me seriously'."

Nazanin, a charity worker, will consider extending the hunger strike if her demands to see a doctor are not met, said.

He said his wife was having medical treatment blocked for checking lumps in her breasts, neurological care over her and in her arms and legs, as well as for seeing an outside psychiatrist, the reported.

of Hampstead in north-west London, spent her 40th birthday on in prison, where she has been detained for more than 1,000 days.

Her four-year-old daughter, Gabriella, has been staying with family in since she was detained.

has mounted a high-profile campaign for his wife's release, with Theresa May, and all calling for her to be freed.

Nazanin was arrested at airport in April 2016 after visiting her family on holiday.

Shas always maintained the visit was to introduce her daughter to her relatives.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 11:08 IST
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