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Boris Johnson meets Zaghari-Ratcliffe family

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By Catherine Hardy  with REUTERS
Boris Johnson meets Zaghari-Ratcliffe family

<p>The UK Foreign Secretary is to meet the husband of a British-Iranian woman who is in jail in Iran.</p> <p>Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in April 2016 on charges of spying which she has always denied.</p> <p>The surprise meeting comes two weeks after Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee she was there to train journalists.</p> <p>This could lead to her five-year jail term being doubled.</p> <p>Johnson has retracted his statement and apologised.</p> <p>Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband Richard and her family have always maintained she was on holiday in Iran with her daughter.</p> <p>They are asking the Foreign Office for diplomatic protection for Mrs Zaghari and a possible joint trip to Iran.</p> <p>There are also concerns about her health. She has reportedly found lumps in her breasts.</p>