A British woman jailed by a secret court in Iran has been released from solitary confinement, her husband said, as he criticised the British government for refusing to call for her release.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, was sentenced to five years in prison by a shadowy court in Tehran in September after being accused of attempting to overthrow the regime.

Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said the British government was using her as a "bargaining chip" as part of an ongoing diplomatic spat between the UK and Iran.

There are clearly things the Iranian government want from the British government," he said.

"Our family have been caught up as a bargaining chip in international politics, and that is a pretty tough place to be."

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