Russian Court Denies Wall Street Journal Reporter’s Appeal On Spying Charges

  • U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich will remain jailed in Moscow after a Russian judge on Tuesday upheld his detention on spying charges.
  • The Moscow City Court judge rejected the Wall Street Journal reporter’s appeal of his detention, ruling Gershkovich must stay in jail pending an investigation and trial.
  • The charges carry a 20-year maximum penalty. Gershkovich is being held in Moscow’s Lefortovo prison.
  • Gershkovich is the first U.S. correspondent to be detained in Russia on espionage allegations since the Cold War.
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