October 10, 2019 / 4:54 AM / 4 days ago

Iran frees detained Russian journalist: Russian embassy

MOSCOW (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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