WSJ writer is appealing his prolonged detention, according to Russian media
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested in March while on a reporting trip and charged with espionage, stands behind a glass wall of an enclosure for the defendants ahead of a court hearing to consider an appeal against his detention, in Moscow, Russia. Reuters file
Lawyers for Wall Street Journal writer Evan Gershkovich, detained in Russia on espionage charges, have filed an appeal against the latest extension of his detention, Russian media reported on Friday.
Gershkovich, who continued to report from Russia after the Kremlin began its massive push into Ukraine, became the first Western journalist detained and charged with espionage since the Soviet period.
He was arrested on March 29 while on a reporting trip to the Urals and has been detained ever since.
France promises more military aid to Ukraine after Zelensky’s surprise visit to Paris to meet Macron
Deal extending Black Sea Grains Deal approaching, says Turkey
The US Citizens’ Defense Team challenged a recent order to keep him in jail until August 30, according to the Moscow Lefortovo Court website, where Gershkovich appeared before court officials.
Earlier this week, the same court extended his arrest for three months in a closed hearing.
The United States called for his “immediate release” and his case was seen as a serious violation of media freedom.
Gershkovich is being held in Moscow’s infamous Lefortovo prison, known for keeping inmates in near total solitude.
US Ambassador Lynne Tracy visited Gershkovich in mid-April and said the reporter was “in good health.”
Russian authorities have since denied two consular visits to Gershkovich over a visa dispute with the United States involving Russian journalists.
Read all Latest news, New trends, Cricket News, bollywood news,
India News And Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.