- Title: Iran says Russian journalist held in Iran to be freed - RIA
- Date: 4th October 2019
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 4, 2019) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) YUZIK'S EX-HUSBAND AND JOURNALIST, BORIS VOITSEKHOVSKY, SAYING: "I have seen that according to the most recent information, Yulia should be freed soon. Iranian foreign ministry says that, adding that she was detained to provide testimony. This is good news of course, but it causes a number of questions. Why summon a person for testimony from a hotel room smashing this person's door - is not quite clear." HANDS VOITSEKHOVSKY, SAYS (Russian): 'HER CURRENT TRIP WAS NOT RELATED TO WORK, IT WAS JUST A PERSONAL VISIT." (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) YUZIK'S EX-HUSBAND AND JOURNALIST, BORIS VOITSEKHOVSKY, SAYING: "I really hope that the efforts of our foreign ministry on the one hand and of the numerous media who support Yulia on the other hand will have some positive impact. And I really hope she will be set free today or tomorrow, because apart from the rest Yulia has problems with lungs which makes sitting on concrete floor in a prison cell even less pleasant."
- Embargoed: 18th October 2019 17:40
- Keywords: Yulia Yuzik Russian journalist detained journalist Iran Iran Russia detention Boris Voitsekhovsky
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA / INTERNET
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA / INTERNET
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA002AZOMDZB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik, who has been detained in Iran, will be released soon, the RIA news agency quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying on Friday (October 4).
Russia's Foreign Ministry had summoned the Iranian ambassador earlier on Friday over Yuzik's detention.
Yuzik's former husband and journalist Boris Voitsekhovsky said she used to work in Iran, but this time was travelling as a tourist.
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