A Swede has been arrested in Iran amid disputes with Sweden over the detention of the other country’s citizens. The Foreign Ministry in Stockholm announced this on Monday. No further information was apparently provided given the tense relations between the two countries. “The embassy in Tehran is in contact with local authorities. The Foreign Ministry is in contact with relatives in Sweden,” the ministry said in an email to Reuters. Discontents erupted between the Islamic Republic and Sweden in 2019 when a former member of Iranian security forces was sentenced to life in prison for involvement in mass executions and torture in the Scandinavian country in the 1980s. It was only at the end of December that the government in Tehran confirmed that the convicted man had to be released. The trial of Swedish citizen Johan Floderus, a European Union employee who has been imprisoned since April 2022, began in Iran at the beginning of December. He is accused of spying for Israel and “corruption on earth,” a crime that carries the death penalty. Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson last publicly called for Floderus’ immediate release in December.