The Spanish woman detained in Iran in November, who is already traveling to Spain, has been released

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  • Ana Baneira Suárez, a member of a human rights NGO, was arrested for participating in the protests after the death of Masha Amini

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The Spanish woman detained in Iran in November, who is already traveling to Spain, has been released

The Spanish woman Ana Baneira Suárez, 24, imprisoned in Iran since the first days of November, was released this Saturday by the Iranian authorities and is He is already flying back to Spain, sources from the Foreign Ministry have reported. Baneira, a member of an NGO defense of human rights, she was arrested at the beginning of November allegedly for participating in the protests that occurred after the death of Mahsa Amini, the young woman arrested for wearing her veil improperly.

According to Foreign Affairs, Baneira is already flying back to Spain, via Dubai. is scheduled to land in Madrid early in the afternoon. The activist has already spoken with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, whom he has assured that is in good condition and has expressed his joy at returning home and his gratitude for the steps taken by the Ministry for his release. .

Santiago Sánchez is still in custody

Throughout these months, the minister has spoken by telephone with his counterpart on several occasions to request the release of both Baneira and the other Spanish prisoner, also in Iran, Santiago Sánchez, since the end of last October. Foreign Affairs has confirmed that it continues to take steps to free Sánchez.

Sánchez, who was traveling on foot to Qatar for the World Cup, was arrested in October in the city A Kurdish woman from Saqqez (Iran) after visiting and photographing the tomb of Mahsa Amini, whose death led to her death. strong protests in the country itself and in a large part of the world. The Iranian authorities responded to the protests with a strong police repression that has caused almost 500 deaths and close to 20,000 arrests in demonstrations throughout the country for which hundreds of protesters have been sentenced to prison terms. n and 17 to be hanged, four of whom have already been executed