Moscow orders US reporter’s detention for two months over spying claims

A picture taken on July 24, 2021, shows journalist Evan Gershkovich. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP)
A picture taken on July 24, 2021, shows journalist Evan Gershkovich. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP)

MOSCOW — A Moscow court orders US journalist Evan Gershkovich to be detained for two months on suspicion of spying.

Gershkovich, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has been placed in detention “for a period of one month 29 days, that is until May 29, 2023,” the Moscow Lefortovsky district court says in a statement.

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