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Russia detains Wall Street Journal reporter and accuses him of espionage

Posted on AllSides March 30th, 2023
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Russia has detained an American journalist, accusing him of espionage and launching a criminal case against him.

Evan Gershkovich is a U.S. citizen and reporter for the Wall Street Journal covering Russia, Ukraine, and more, per his Twitter profile. He was arrested in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, according to Meduza, a Russian-focused news website.

The security service said Gershkovich, 32, was "acting on the instructions of the American side, carried out the collection of information constituting a state secret about the activities of one of the enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex," adding...

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