Zaghari-Ratcliffe's daughter accepts award on her behalf

The dual national has been detained in Iran for the past five years as her family campaigns for her release.

In London on Thursday evening, Zaghari-Ratcliffe's seven-year-old daughter, Gabriella, delivered a message from her mother upon accepting a Magnitsky human rights award.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested at a Tehran airport in April 2016 and later convicted of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment.

In April, an Iranian court sentenced Zaghari-Ratcliffe to a new term in jail on charges of propaganda against Iran's ruling system, just a month after she finished a prior five-year sentence.

That sentence has not yet started, though it has been upheld by an appeals court.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family and the foundation have denied the charges. The foundation is a charity that operates independently of media company Thomson Reuters and its news subsidiary Reuters.

The Magnitsky awards recognize journalist, activists and politicians in the field of human rights.

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