Brit blogger ‘scared and disoriented’ after being thrown in solitary and interrogated for two months in Iran, reveals fellow inmate Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

A BRIT blogger banged up in an Iranian jail was seen looking “scared, disoriented and intimidated” after being interrogated by guards for more than two months.

Building designer Jolie King was seized with her Australian partner Mark Firkin in July for allegedly flying the a drone without a licence near Tehran.

The British-Australian vlogger had been documenting her travels around the world on social media and raising money on crowdfunding site Patreon, but is now caged at the notorious Evin jail, The Times reports.

She has been banged up on the same wing as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 41-year-old British-Iranian mum-of one, held at the jail since 2016 on spying charges.

Her husband, Richard Radcliffe, revealed that his wife had seen Jolie when she arrived inside the facility.

He told the ABC: “I know that the girl is now in with Nazanin, [she] came through scared and disoriented and obviously had been quite intimidated by being interrogated for all that time in solitary.”

“Nazanin was kept in a room without any windows — so no natural light — it was a lightbulb kept on the whole time.

“[She was] taken out for interrogations blindfolded.”


Earlier it emerged that Iran was demanding the US hand over a spy-mum in exchange for the release of Jolie and Mark.

A woman jailed at the prison has called it a “black hole of evil”, with claims of torture and brutality from guards.

Sources said the pair were seized by authorities in July and are being used as bargaining chips for Negar Ghodskani, 40.

The Iranian had been living in Australia before she was arrested for trying to dodge sanctions then extradited to the US.

She admitted conspiracy to evade US sanctions and illegally export controlled technology last month and has had a baby since being locked behind bars.

Iranian authorities told Jolie she was being held in the hope of a prisoner swap, according to The Times.

Iran minister Mohammed Javad Zarif previously said: “We have an Iranian lady in Australia who gave birth in prison after she was arrested on an extradition request from the United States.

“Nobody talks about this lady in Australia whose child is growing up outside prison with his mother in prison.

“I put this offering on the table publicly now. Exchange them.”

Meanwhile, adventurous Jolie and Mark were arrested after quitting their jobs as a building designer and construction manager jobs in Perth, Australia.

The 15,000-tonne ship was seized by a team of Royal Marines as it passed through the British territory’s waters on July 4 for trying to bust European sanctions and take oil to Syria.

Iran is preparing to release a British tanker that was seized in retaliation.

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