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Treason trial of Russian American woman opens amid rising tensions

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2024
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MOSCOW (AP) — The trial of a Russian American dual citizen whom Russia accuses of treason opened on Thursday amid rising tensions between Washington and Moscow that have included the arrests of two American journalists. The trial is being held behind closed doors in Yekaterinburg, in the same court that next week is to begin hearing the case of Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was arrested in March 2023 and charged with espionage. The defendant was identified by Russian authorities as Los Angeles resident Ksenia Karelina, although...

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