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British FM met jailed UK-Iranian's family

AFP  |  Tehran 

British said Tuesday that he met with the family of jailed Zaghari-Ratcliffe during his visit to

"No child should have to go this long without their mother," Hunt wrote on alongside photos of him with Zaghari-Ratcliffe's four-year-old daughter

He also met her mother and brother during his brief visit to on Monday, and pressed for her release during his meeting with

"British-Iranian dual nationals wrongly imprisoned must be freed," Hunt tweeted later on Monday.

"I've pressed hard on this today -- innocent people should not be turned into diplomatic pawns." Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the -- the media organisation's philanthropic arm -- was arrested at airport in April 2016.

She is serving a five-year jail sentence for sedition -- and has denied all charges filed against her.

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First Published: Tue, November 20 2018. 23:05 IST