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Evan Gershkovich: Russia denies US journalist's appeal

Posted on AllSides January 27th, 2024
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Russian state news agencies on Friday reported that Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich had lost an appeal against his detention.

The 32-year-old is the first US citizen to face spying charges since 1986 when the Soviet KGB secret service Nicholas Daniloff, a Moscow correspondent for US News and World Report, was arrested.

The period of detention of Evan Gershkovich ... is extended by two months ... till March 30," the court said on Telegram.

United States Consul General Stuart Wilson attended the hearing, which is being held behind closed doors because authorities claim...

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