Jailed academic Matthew Hedges’ wife told: don’t give up

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Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe offers support to Daniela Tejada, who is also fighting for her spouse’s release

It is a club to which neither wants to belong. But Richard Ratcliffe and Daniela Tejada have built an alliance in adversity based on their shared trauma: the detention of their British spouses abroad.

Last week, as Matthew Hedges, Tejada’s husband, was sentenced to life in a United Arab Emirates prison, Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, immediately got in touch with her to express his solidarity and support.

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