Boris Johnson meets Zaghari-Ratcliffe family

Boris Johnson meets Zaghari-Ratcliffe family
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By Catherine Hardy with REUTERS
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The UK Foreign Secretary is to meet the husband of a British-Iranian woman who is in jail in Iran.

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The UK Foreign Secretary is to meet the husband of a British-Iranian woman who is in jail in Iran.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in April 2016 on charges of spying which she has always denied.

The surprise meeting comes two weeks after Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee she was there to train journalists.

This could lead to her five-year jail term being doubled.

Johnson has retracted his statement and apologised.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband Richard and her family have always maintained she was on holiday in Iran with her daughter.

They are asking the Foreign Office for diplomatic protection for Mrs Zaghari and a possible joint trip to Iran.

There are also concerns about her health. She has reportedly found lumps in her breasts.

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