Russia’s FSB said to request extension of detention for WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands in a glass cage in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court, in Moscow, Russia, April 18, 2023. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands in a glass cage in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court, in Moscow, Russia, April 18, 2023. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia’s security service has asked a Moscow court to extend the detention of Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich, held on espionage charges, Russian media says.

Citing spokespeople for Moscow’s Lefortovo district court, Russian news agencies said that FSB investigators had asked for an extension of his arrest until August 30. A court hearing was expected to take place today

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