This is the heartbreaking moment British hostage Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe sees her daughter for the first time in six years.
The political prisoner finally returned home on March 17 last year after being released from an Iranian hell-hole prison.
The clip, filmed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, shows little Gabriella, 8, screaming ‘Is that mum’ as Nazanin falls to the ground in tears.
Her emotional father Richard Ratcliffe – who went on a 21-day hunger strike in a desperate campaign for her release – later hugs his wife, whom he had not seen since 2016.
Nazanin was released along with his fellow British-Iranian, Anoosheh Ashoori, following a deal between Britain and Iran.
The tearful clip will be played in the documentary Nazanin, which airs on Channel 4 tonight at 9pm.
The program follows the hellish ordeal of the now 44-year-old and her family as they fell into a diplomatic standoff over a long-standing £450million tank debt.
Terrifying bodycam footage shows the moment an Iranian Revolutionary Guard officer informs Nazanin that she is about to be arrested at Tehran airport.
He tells her in Farsi: “I’m from the public prosecutor’s office. I am here to inform you that you have been banned from leaving the country.
“We have an arrest warrant for you. You must come with us to the interrogation department.”
The show will also explore the unrelenting setbacks the trio endured to gain Nazanin’s freedom.
And one touching moment shows Gabriella going through a series of outfits in preparation for meeting her mom.
But she heartbreakingly asks, “What if this is all a trick?”
Aide Nazanin was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport on April 3, 2016 and accused of plotting to overthrow the Iranian regime.
She was prevented from returning to the UK after visiting family with Gabriella, she was then jailed and spent months in solitary confinement.
According to her family, the Revolutionary Guard tried to persuade Nazanin to confess to training and recruiting spies, an accusation she denied.
The mother-of-one was sentenced to five years in prison in 2016.
She was due to be eligible for an early release in late 2017 or early 2018, but was tried again and faced two new charges.
She was then accused of receiving money from organizations working to overthrow the Islamic Republic.
In August 2018, Nazanin was released from prison for three days to visit her daughter who was staying with an Iranian family.
Fears for her mental well-being had increased as Nazanin was reportedly “suicidal” as she awaited a sentencing round.
On December 24, 2018, husband Richard joined London Mayor Sadiq Khan in branding her imprisonment as a “distortion of justice”.
In March 2020, she was temporarily released in response to the Covid pandemic.
She was one of 85,000 prisoners released by Iran and was allowed to live with her parents, who wore an ankle bracelet.
Then, in April 2021, Nazanin was sentenced to another year in prison and a travel ban, leaving her under house arrest in Tehran and unable to return to London to join her husband and daughter.
She returned to the UK on March 16, 2022.
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