Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained in Iran, speaks during an interview with AFP in London on November 8, 2017. AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard has arrested at least 30 dual nationals during the past two years, mostly on spying charges – twice as many as earlier reported by local or international media – according to lawyers, diplomats and relatives.In the years before that the number of dual nationals detained at any given time was in single figures.Previously most of the detainees were Iranian Americans.Records of a session of the European Parliament in June 2017 showed three Dutch-Iranian nationals were in jail in Iran.In January 2016, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron raised the issue of three dual U.K.-Iran nationals held in Iranian prisons in a phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, according to a transcript posted on the Downing Street website.Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian-British aid worker employed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested in April 2016 while on holiday in Iran and later charged with plotting to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment.In 2016, Iran released five U.S. citizens in a prisoner exchange as the nuclear deal was implemented.For its part, Iran says its nationals are detained unjustly in the West.
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