The families of a British-Australian woman and her Australian partner have pleaded for their immediate release from a notorious Iranian prison.

Jolie King and Mark Firkin, who live in Perth, Western Australia, have been held for the past 10 weeks in Tehran's Evin prison, with Ms King recently completing a lengthy period in a tiny one-person cell.

Ms King had been "scared", "disoriented" and "intimidated" while kept in solitary confinement, the partner of another captive in the same prison - Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - said.

The couple was arrested for flying a drone near the capital Tehran without a licence, Pouria Zeraati, editor in chief at Iranian television station Manoto TV, said on Twitter.

Mr Zeraati, citing unidentified sources, said the couple had not yet stood trial.

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