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Wall Street Journal Reporter Still Locked Up In Russia Under Weak Biden Admin

via Voice of America on Youtube
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Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, a U.S. citizen, has been detained in Russia on false charges of espionage and will remain imprisoned until Jan. 30, 2024.

He denies the charges, as do U.S. officials and his colleagues, and his detention is seen as a violation of press freedom.

The U.S. government and the Wall Street Journal have called for his immediate release, while the U.S. (Trending: Chilling Surveillance Program Under Biden Exposed)

State Department has advised against travel to Russia due to harassment of U.S. citizens.

Gershkovich, a U.S. citizen, was detained and accused of being a spy. The charges carry up to 20 years in prison.

“The court ruled to extend the term of detention of Gershkovich, accused of a crime under Article 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, for up to 10 months, that is, until January 30, 2024,” Moscow’s Lefortovo district court said, according to Reuters.

“Evan has now been unjustly imprisoned for nearly 250 days, and every day is a day too long,” the Journal said in a statement to Reuters.

“The accusations against him are categorically false and his continued imprisonment is a brazen and outrageous attack on a free press, which is critical for a free society. We continue to stand with Evan and call for his immediate release.”

“We are deeply concerned by the court’s decision,” the U.S. embassy in Moscow told Reuters. “We reiterate our call for his immediate release.”

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