The Wall Street Journal "deeply concerned" for the safety of their journalist detained in Russia (updated)
The Wall Street Journal editors say that they were concerned for the safety of their correspondent Evan Gershkovich, who has been detained in Russia. This is reported on the media outlet's website.
"The Wall Street Journal is deeply concerned for the safety of Mr. Gershkovich," the newspaper's website says.
Update. The Wall Street Journal "vehemently denies the allegations from the FSB and seeks the immediate release of our trusted and dedicated reporter, Evan Gershkovich. We stand in solidarity with Evan and his family."
As the IMI reported, on March 30, the Russian FSB reported having detained the Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich, who was working on a report about the Russians' attitude to the war and to the PMC "Wagner" recruitment efforts.
The special service accused the journalist of espionage. A criminal case was opened under Article 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (espionage). The article provides for up to 20 years in prison. The reporter was detained in Yekaterinburg.
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