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Family holds ceremony to remember detained woman

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    Richard Ratcliffe, left, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, listens to messages of support in Fortune Green, West Hampstead, Sunday April 2, 2017, to mark 365 days since this British-Iranian woman was imprisoned in Tehran. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained for allegedly trying to overthrow the cleric-run government. The dual national was returning home to Britain after visiting her family in Tehran with her toddler daughter.

LONDON >> The family of a British-Iranian woman detained in Iran marked the first anniversary of her detention by tying yellow ribbons on the branches of trees at a park near her home.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held in Iran for one year on allegations she conspired to overthrow the country’s cleric-run government.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has dual British-Iranian citizenship, was returning home to Britain after visiting her family in Tehran with her toddler daughter.

Ahead of the anniversary event in northwest London on Sunday, she described her wish to see her husband and child dancing to Michael Jackson in “the middle of our sitting room.”

Supporters also affixed to the trees quotes from Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s fellow inmates at Evin prison in Iran describing what they would do with one day of freedom.

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