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Iran’s foreign Ministry has not confirmed information about the imminent release of detained Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik. This was reported by the press attache of the Russian Embassy in the Islamic Republic Andrei Ganenko, reports on Saturday, October 5, TASS.
A spokesman said that the diplomats asked the Iranian authorities, access to Russian and corresponding explanations according to the situation. “Information about the imminent release we have not confirmed”, — he said.
October 4, RIA Novosti with reference to the Iranian foreign Ministry said that Yuzik will soon be released. The Ministry allegedly said that she was detained for “giving explanations”.
About the detention Yuzik became known on 4 October. It was noted that when entering the country her passport was taken and accused of collaborating with the Israeli security services. The journalist was allegedly threatened with 10 years in prison. It is also known that to the Islamic Republic she came by personal invitation.
Yuzik worked in the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” and the magazine “Russian Newsweek”. Since 2003, engaged in literary work and investigative journalism. In November 2003 she published her book “Brides of Allah”, which tells about the fate of suicide bombers, exploded in Russia. The book was reissued in nine countries. Also Yuzik wrote the book “Beslan dictionary”.
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