Russia officially charges US Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich with spying

April 09, 2023

Russia today formally charged Wall Street Journal journalist, Evan Gershkovich, with espionage after he was detained on Wednesday, March 29Russia has today officially charged American Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich with spying. Mr Gershkovich, 31, was arrested in Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth-largest city, on March 29 and was today formally charged the US journalist with espionage. The Wall Street Journal reporter is widely seen as a victim of repression by Vladimir Putin’s regime and "categorically denies" all allegations. State-run TASS news agency reported that Mr Gershkovich has denied the charge. Lawyers representing Mr Gershkovich met with him on Tuesday for the first time since his detention, according to The Wall Street Journal.