Russian journalist detained in Iran

Russian journalist detained in Iran
Yulia Yuzik

Upon arrival in Iran, Yuzik’s passport was taken away but she was assured that it would be given back to her on her way back.

Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik has been detained in Iran, her daughter said on Facebook.

“She knew that it could happen, but she went there anyway. On Saturday, there will be a court that will determine the future for her,” she wrote, without specifying what exactly Yuzik was accused of.

According to journalist Boris Voitsekhovsky, upon arrival in Iran, Yuzik’s passport was taken away but she was assured that it would be given back to her on her way back. She was later detained at the hotel and accused of collaborating with Israeli intelligence agencies, Voitsekhovsky says. The journalist added, "A couple of years ago, Yulia worked as a correspondent in Tehran."

Yulia Yuzik worked at Komsomolskaya Pravda. She wrote a book titled Allah’s Brides about female suicide bombers and Beslan Dictionary, which was based on conversations with the survivors. In 2016, Yuzik ran for deputy of the regional Duma in Dagestan and was supported by Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

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