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Iran frees detained Danish student

The Iranian Judiciary says a Danish journalism student arrested during an anti-US rally marking the 30th anniversary of the US Embassy takeover in Tehran has been released.

Iranian authorities announced that following investigations into his case, Niels Krogsgaard, 31, was freed from Tehran’s Evin Prison on Tuesday.

“The Danish citizen who was arrested on the sidelines of illegal rallies on November 4 has been freed,” Fars News Agency reported.

Krogsgaard was charged with carrying out journalistic activities without an official permit from the relevant foreign press department at the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

The public relations office of the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office issued a statement, announcing that “the order to release the accused was issued by the examining judge of the case and with the approval of Prosecutor General Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, this order was passed on to Evin prison on Tuesday afternoon.”

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