Magnitsky Awards
Winner’s Bio

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Project Manager, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Arbitrarily detained in Iran

Award Winner 2021

Courage Under Fire

Award Presenter 2022

Outstanding Young Human Rights Activist

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a Project Manager at the Thomson Reuters Foundation. While visiting her family in Iran in 2016, Nazanin was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and held hostage for six years. In 2021 she was awarded the Magnitsky Award for Courage Under Fire. In March 2022, she was released from the Iranian prison and returned to UK.

This year, Nazanin was named as one of Vogue’s Women of the Year. She has previously worked for the International Federation of the Red Cross and the World Health Organisation in Iran. Nazanin currently lives in London with her daughter and husband.