Authorities released Alessia Piperno from an Iranian prison after an “intense diplomatic effort”, the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement.
The statement said Meloni personally informed Piperno’s parents of her release from the Iranian prison via telephone and “thanked everyone who contributed to enabling Alessia to embrace her family again”.
The woman, a blogger, was detained in Iran on her 30th birthday on September 28.
Iran 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. The Kurdish woman was held by ‘morality police’ for allegedly breaching the Islamic republic’s dress code.
Piperno’s parents to meet her at airport
The parents of Alessia Piperno travelled to Rome’s Ciampino aiport from the nearby Colli Albani district to welcome her back home Thursday saying they were happy to get her back.
“We are happy” was the only response of the parents, visibly moved, to the reporters who were waiting for them at their Rome home.