Russian journalist detained in Iran

Russian journalist detained in Iran

Russian citizen Yulia Yuzik, who had earlier worked as a correspondent in Iran, was arrested at a hotel in Tehran. The situation was commented by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

According to her, the Russian Foreign Ministry has summoned Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanai over the detention of the Russian national in Iran.

"Following Russian national Yulia Yuzik’s detention in Tehran, the Foreign Ministry has summoned the Iranian ambassador in order to establish the circumstances of the incident and ensure the Russian’s rights," TASS cited Zakharova as saying.

The Russian diplomatic mission’s press officer Andrei Ganenko said that Yuzik flew to Tehran upon a private invitation on September 29, and the embassy found out about her detention only on Friday. "We have not yet received official notification from the local authorities," he added.