A Moscow court extended the detention of American journalist Evan Gershkovich until the end of January next year. World and Russian agencies reported on it today.
The correspondent of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) was arrested in the Urals by the Russian secret service FSB in March of this year and charged with espionage, for which he faces up to 20 years in prison. Both the journalist and his employer deny the blame.
The 32-year-old journalist of The Wall Street Jurnal (WSJ) was arrested by the FSB in Yekaterinburg in the Urals and charged with espionage, which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. Secret information, according to her, he collected about the military-industrial sector in Russia. The authorities did not present any evidence against him, foreign media pointed out earlier.
The US government has said the journalist is being held without authority and is demanding his immediate release from Russia.
In October, Russian security forces detained Russian-American journalist Alsa Kurmaševová (Radio Free Europe/Radio Svoboda (RFE/RF)), who otherwise lives in the Czech Republic. She also remains in custody. They accused her of not registering as a so-called foreign agent, as required by Russian law. She faces five years in prison.