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Italian feminist activist freed in Istanbul

Dalila Procopio, 25, arrested on gender violence day Nov 25

(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 2 - A 25-year-old Italian feminist activist arrested in an unauthorized protest last month was freed from the repatriation centre she was being held in in Istanbul on Friday.
    Dalila Procopio was released after lawyers from the Mor Dayanism women's group filed an appeal against her expulsion order.
    Procopio was arrested in Istanbul during a feminist march last Friday, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a protest which had been banned by the local prefect.
    She was held and taken to a police barracks along with around 100 activists.
    The woman had reportedly been staying in Istanbul since September on a tourist visa having previously spent time in Turkey as an Erasmus student. (ANSA).


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