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Moscow Court Extends Arrest of WSJ Journalist Evan Gershkovich for 3 Months

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Court - Sputnik International, 1920, 23.05.2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Lefortovo district court of Moscow told Sputnik on Tuesday that it extended until August 30 the detention period of The Wall Street Journal correspondent Evan Gershkovich, accused of espionage.
"The court granted the investigator's request to extend the preventive measure in the form of detention until August 30," the court said.
WSJ journalist Evan Gershkovich was arrested by FSB (Russian Federal Security Service) in March in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg while trying to obtain classified information for the US. According to the authorities, Gershkovich was caught red-handed while collecting data on Russian military-industrial complex.
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