- British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, imprisoned in Iran, arrested after returning with husband, baby, to visit family
- Nazanin Boniadi says it's one in a long line of such baseless arrests. This after Iran's Rouhani had urged Iranians to return
- Boniadi: Hardliners seek to isolate Iran, are threatened by outside views. Iran must release these detainees
Nazanin Boniadi is an actress. activist and a member of the board of directors at the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. She co-starred on the award winning Showtime series "Homeland", and will appear lead in the upcoming MGM and Paramount remake of "Ben-Hur". The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Once, I hoped to return to Iran. Like Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the woman who now sits in an Iranian jail, I longed to visit family, friends, the land of my birth. Her arrest last month, the latest in a string of arrests of dual nationals lured back to Iran, has thrown cold water on my hopes, for now. The oppressors, for the moment, have won.