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Wall Street Journal Reporter Evan Gershkovich Loses Appeal In Russian Court

The 31-year-old is a U.S. citizen and was arrested late March while on a reporting trip.

U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich stands in a glass cage in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court on Thursday | Dmitry Serebryakov / AP

MOSCOW — A Russian court rejected an appeal from Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, upholding an earlier ruling to keep the journalist in detention until late August on espionage charges.

Gershkovich’s imprisonment was extended last month at Lefortovo prison, which is known for its harsh conditions. The 31-year-old is a U.S. citizen and was arrested late March while on a reporting trip. Both Gershkovich and the Wall Street Journal vehemently contest all the charges against him.

Gershkovich, wearing a black T-shirt and light blue jeans, was pacing back and forth inside a glass cell. Once the proceedings began, journalists inside the courtroom were told to leave by Russian authorities.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with more information.

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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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