Russian court extends detention of American journalist

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2023
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A Russian court extended the arrest of Evan Gershkovich, the Wall Street Journal reporter accused of espionage, for three months. The Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow on Tuesday extended his pretrial detention until Aug. 30, according to Russian state media. Virtually all espionage cases in Russia end in a guilty verdict, and Gershkovich is facing up to 20 years in prison. WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT, AND WHO’S STILL WAITING TO ANNOUNCE FOR SENATE IN 2024 In late March, Russian authorities detained Gershkovich on similar allegations, and the Biden administration determined...

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