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Italian woman being held in Tehran's Evin prison

Alessia Piperno detained in her 30th birthday last week

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 4 - Alessia Piperno, the 30-year-old Roman woman detained in Iran last week, is being held at Tehran's Evin prison, sources said on Tuesday.
    The woman is thought to have been detained on September 28, which was her birthday.
    Iran has launched a massive wave of arrests following the outbreak of street protests related to the death in custody of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini after she was held by 'morality police' for allegedly breaching the Islamic republic's dress code.
    "We are very worried. Unfortunately, the situation is not good," Alberto Piperno, the woman's father, told ANSA on Monday.
    "We are in contact with the foreign ministry's crisis unit, which has activated all the relevant procedures".
    Piperno said that he had had a telephone call from his daughter from a Tehran prison on Sunday. (ANSA).


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