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October 10, 2019 3:18 pm

Iran Frees Detained Russian Journalist: Russian Embassy

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

Iranian flags. Photo: Reuters / Morteza Nikoubazl / File.

Iran has freed a Russian journalist, Yulia Yuzik, who had been detained last week, the Russian Embassy in Tehran said on social media on Thursday.

“As a result of joint efforts of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Embassy in Tehran, the Iranian side made a decision on the release of Russian citizen Yulia Yuzik,” it said.

According to the embassy, Yuzik flew back to Moscow on Thursday morning.

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