Iran says Russian journalist was detained for ‘visa violation’ not spying: ISNA

Reuters – Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik, who has been detained in Iran, was not charged with spying but a visa violation and her case is under a “quick review”, the Students News Agency ISNA quoted Iran’s government spokesman on Monday as saying.

“Her case was a matter of visa violation and it was not related to espionage … Yuzik’s case is under quick review by Iranian authorities,” said Ali Rabiei.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Iranian ambassador on Friday over Yuzik’s detention in Tehran.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Alison Williams