Moscow court extends detention of American journalist
Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested in Russia in late March and charged with espionage, will remain behind bars, the Lefortovo court in Moscow confirmed on Tuesday.
“The court granted the investigator’s request to extend the restraint regime in the form of detention until August 30,” a statement read.
The 31-year old journalist was detained near a military facility in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg. The Russian security service, the FSB, claim he was soliciting “information amounting to a state secret about the activities of one of the enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex.” If convicted, he faces up to 20…