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Evan Gerszkovic, an American journalist detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage, stood in his defendant’s cage before a hearing to consider an appeal against his extended detention at the Moscow City Court. his appeal was dismissed.

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Evan Gerszkovic, an American journalist detained in Russia on espionage charges, stood in his defendant’s cage before a hearing to consider an appeal against an extension of his detention at the Moscow City Court. his appeal was dismissed.

Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images

Russia’s Moscow City Court Denies Release wall street journal Reporter Evan Gershkovich was released from pretrial detention on Thursday, dismissing an appeal of an American journalist detained on espionage charges. Gershkovic’s parents also attended the hearing.

Authorities have not provided any evidence to support their claims against Gerszkovic. The US said he was “unjustly detained” and should be released immediately.

Gerszkovic’s parents, who traveled to Russia to hear the verdict, were able to briefly meet and converse with their son through an opening in a glass-and-metal cage, from which they viewed Thursday’s proceedings. Gerszkovic, dressed in a dark T-shirt and jeans, was seen standing and smiling with his mother.

Gerszkovic has been in custody since he was detained by Russian security officials in late March during a news trip near the Ural Mountains in western Russia. His appeal sought to overturn a May court ruling that extended pretrial detention by at least three months, until August 30.

court I got it The charges allege that Gershkovic collected information about the Russian military-industrial complex.Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in April Gerszkowicz said he was “caught red-handed and his journalistic status… was just a cover for espionage.”

Despite such allegations, Russia’s move to detain an American journalist for the first time in decades has placed it on the Kremlin’s agenda to gain influence in negotiations over the dispute with the United States, is widely seen as an escalation of two items: the suppression of journalistic activity in the United States. War with neighboring Ukraine.

“This whole legal process involving Evan is fake,” said Vedant Patel, the US State Department’s Chief Deputy Press Secretary. said on wednesday. “We are very clear that Evan is being unjustly detained and targeted simply for doing his job,” said the journalist.

Gerskovic detained months after Moscow WNBA star Britney Griner released The United States conducted a prisoner exchange in exchange for the release of convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

Former US Marine Paul Whelan detained in Russia 4 years or more He was later sentenced to 16 years in prison in a Russian penal colony on charges of false espionage alleged by the United States. The Biden administration promised to continue its efforts to get him released.

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Evan Gerszkovic, an American journalist detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage, stood in his defendant’s cage before a hearing to consider an appeal against his extended detention at the Moscow City Court. his appeal was dismissed.

Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images

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Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images

Evan Gerszkovic, an American journalist detained in Russia on espionage charges, stood in his defendant’s cage before a hearing to consider an appeal against an extension of his detention at the Moscow City Court. his appeal was dismissed.

Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images

Russia’s Moscow City Court Denies Release wall street journal Reporter Evan Gershkovich was released from pretrial detention on Thursday, dismissing an appeal of an American journalist detained on espionage charges. Gershkovic’s parents also attended the hearing. Authorities have not provided any evidence to support their claims against Gerszkovic. The US said he was “unjustly detained” and should be released immediately.

Gerszkovic’s parents, who traveled to Russia to hear the verdict, were able to briefly meet and converse with their son through an opening in a glass-and-metal cage, from which they viewed Thursday’s proceedings. Gerszkovic, dressed in a dark T-shirt and jeans, was seen standing and smiling with his mother.

Gerszkovic has been in custody since he was detained by Russian security officials in late March during a news trip near the Ural Mountains in western Russia. His appeal sought to overturn a May court ruling that extended pretrial detention by at least three months, until August 30. court I got it The charges allege that Gershkovic collected information about the Russian military-industrial complex.Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in April Gerszkowicz said he was “caught red-handed and his journalistic status… was just a cover for espionage.”

Despite such allegations, Russia’s move to detain an American journalist for the first time in decades has placed it on the Kremlin’s agenda to gain influence in negotiations over the dispute with the United States, is widely seen as an escalation of two items: the suppression of journalistic activity in the United States. War with neighboring Ukraine. “This whole legal process involving Evan is fake,” said Vedant Patel, the US State Department’s Chief Deputy Press Secretary. said on wednesday. “We are very clear that Evan is being unjustly detained and targeted simply for doing his job,” said the journalist. Gerskovic detained months after Moscow WNBA star Britney Griner released The United States conducted a prisoner exchange in exchange for the release of convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

Former US Marine Paul Whelan detained in Russia 4 years or more He was later sentenced to 16 years in prison in a Russian penal colony on charges of false espionage alleged by the United States. The Biden administration promised to continue its efforts to get him released.

https://www.npr.org/2023/06/22/1183687156/wsj-reporter-evan-gershkovich-russian-detention WSJ Reporter Evan Gershkovic Loses Appeal in Russian Court – NPR

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