Ratcliffe also ended his own hunger strike outside the Iranian Embassy in London [File: Peter Nicholls/Reuters]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran since 2016 on sedition charges she denies, has ended a hunger strike aimed at pushing for her release, according to her husband.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 41-year-old charity worker with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, began the hunger strike more than two weeks ago, on her daughter Gabriella’s fifth birthday.

Richard Ratcliffe, her husband, told BBC radio that he had spoken to his wife on Saturday and she was ending the action.

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“She’s decided to stop her hunger strike,” he said. “She said that in fact she’d had some breakfast this morning,” added Ratcliffe.

“I’m relieved because I wouldn’t have wanted her to

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