Italy frees another Iranian national from house arrest
Milan's prosecutor freed another Iranian national, Ali Damirchilou, from house arrest in Italy, a senior Iranian diplomat announced on Tuesday, Fars News Agency reported.
"Thanks to efforts made by Iran's Embassy in Rome, its Consulate General in Milan and the Islamic Republic's legal office in Paris, the Milan Prosecutor retracted the house arrest order for Damirchilou," Iran's Ambassador to Rome Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini told FNA.
Earlier, Italian counterterrorism prosecutor Armando Spataro had released the Iranian reporter, Hamid Ma'souminejad, from house arrest.
Damirchilou was arrested in March along with Hamid Ma'souminejad, a senior correspondent for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) in Rome, and five Italians on charges of illegal arms trafficking.
The move sparked a diplomatic row between Rome and Tehran as Iranian officials described the move as a 'politically-motivated' act.