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Romanian photographer detained in Mexico was released

Mexican authorities informed by phone the Romanian diplomatic mission about the dropping of all charges against Romanian photographer Mircea Ioan Topoleanu, detained on December 1, 2012 during the violent protests that marked the ceremony dedicated to the transfer of the federal power, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informs in a press release. According to MAE, in the context of approaches made by the Romanian side, FM Titus Corlatean sent his Mexican counterpart a letter in which he asks for support in clarifying with celerity the situation of the Romanian citizen. “Based on what was communicated by the representatives of the detention penitentiary, the Romanian citizen was transferred (…) in the custody of the National Migration Institute, in view of regulating his right of stay on Mexican territory,” mentions  the source, adding that the Romanian photographer had exceeded the legal stay period set by Mexican authorities. Several sources quoted by Mediafax had previously announced Sunday that Mircea Topoleanu was released, along with the majority of the 70 persons detained during the protests that marked the ceremony in which Enrique Pena Nieto was sworn in as president of Mexico on December 1.

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