White House Says Release of Evan Gershkovich From Russian Prison Is Priority for Biden

Posted on AllSides April 4th, 2023
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The White House said the release of Evan Gershkovich is a priority for President Biden, as lawyers visited the jailed Wall Street Journal reporter nearly a week after Russian authorities arrested him on charges of espionage.

“These charges are ridiculous. Evan is not a spy,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Tuesday. 

“This is a case that is a priority for this president,” Ms. Jean-Pierre said Tuesday, adding that the U.S. will continue pressing for his release and seek consular access to him. Representatives from the U.S....

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