WSJ reporter appeals extended detention

Lawyers for US journalist Evan Gershkovich are appealing against the latest extension of his arrest. – AFP pic, May 26, 2023.

LAWYERS representing Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, detained in Russia on spying charges, have appealed the latest extension of his arrest, Russian news agencies reported today. 

Gershkovich, who continued reporting from Russia after the Kremlin launched its large-scale offensive in Ukraine, became the first Western journalist to be arrested and accused of spying since the Soviet era.

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