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Walczak’s release was confirmed by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, where the biologist works, Walczak was detained in September 2021.

“Achieving this goal was one of the priorities of Polish diplomatic and consular services last year,” the ministry said in a statement. The statement also stated that Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau personally discussed the issue with his Iranian counterpart.

Execution of an alleged spy

Iran said on Saturday it had executed a man with British and Iranian citizenship accused of espionage. According to London, which has long pressed for the man’s release, it was “a politically motivated act of a barbarian regime”.

Last July, Iranian state television reported that the Revolutionary Guards had arrested numerous foreigners, including taking rock samples, while missile tests were being conducted in the southern province of Kerman. According to television, Walczak was one of them.

Iran has arrested large numbers of people from Western countries, some of whom also hold Iranian citizenship. Analysts believe Tehran is using detained foreigners to pressure diplomatic negotiations. In March, Tehran released two people with Iranian and British citizenship. Shortly after, London announced it would repay around £400m (less than SEK 11bn) of old debt.

Iran also announced on Saturday the execution of a British and Iranian national who previously worked for the Iranian Ministry of Defense and was accused of espionage. Convict Alireza Akbari, who denied the charges, was executed despite international protests against the death penalty. The execution was condemned by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the United States. The BBC news site ran an audio message this week, where the convict was tortured to say his confession was forced.

Source: Seznam Zpravy

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