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Russian Foreign Ministry summons Iranian ambassador over Russian national’s detention

Russian Foreign Ministry summons Iranian ambassador over Russian national’s detention”

Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik has been arrested in Iran.

"However yesterday Yulya was detained by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps by breaching into her hotel room", Voytsekhovsky said.

"The representative of Russia's consulate is now at the Iranian foreign ministry trying to resolve this issue", he said, adding that Yuzik had been in Iran at least once before, when she spent a few months working for a local media outlet.

The Russian executive summoned the Iranian ambassador on Friday to keep in touch about Yuzik's arrest, International Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova acknowledged, in step with AFP.

The ambassador told deputy foreign minister Igor Morgulov that Yuzik had been detained to be questioned but "would soon be released", according to a statement by the ministry later Friday.

Voytsekhovskiy told Russian media that Yuzik used to work as a correspondent in Tehran several years ago, adding that she returned to the Iranian capital last week at the invitation of an unknown party.

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According to Voitsekhovsky, Yuzik faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

The girl was later allowed to make a telephone name, during which she informed her family that there could be a courtroom listening to of her case on Saturday.

The journalist's family sounded the alarm over her arrest overseas earlier on Friday. Voitsekhovsky said that her passport had been confiscated by Iranian border control immediately after landing in Tehran.

Yuzik used to jot down for Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper and the Russian model of USA journal, Newsweek. She has previously worked as a reporter for Komsomolskaya Pravda and Russian Newsweek journal.

The 38-year-old made a reputation for herself in early 2000s after her ebook on feminine suicide bombers who have been educated in terrorist camps throughout Russia's Northern Caucasus was revealed in 9 global locations. Since 2003, she has been conducting journalistic investigations.



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