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Thu Mar 30, 2023, 02:10 PM Mar 2023

Russia Arrests Wall Street Journal Reporter On Spying Charge

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/wsj-reporter-arrested-in-russia_n_64254dcbe4b02a8d518cad37

OMG!

'Russia’s security service arrested an American reporter for The Wall Street Journal on espionage charges, the first time a U.S. correspondent has been detained on spying accusations since the Cold War. The newspaper denied the allegations and demanded his release.

Evan Gershkovich was detained in the city of Yekaterinburg while allegedly trying to obtain classified information, the Federal Security Service, known by the acronym FSB, said Thursday.'

Gershkovich is the first American reporter to be arrested on espionage charges in Russia since September 1986, when Nicholas Daniloff, a Moscow correspondent for U.S. News and World Report, was arrested by the KGB. Daniloff was released without charge 20 days later in a swap for an employee of the Soviet Union’s United Nations mission who was arrested by the FBI, also on spying charges...At a hearing Thursday, a Moscow court quickly ruled to keep Gershkovich behind bars pending the investigation.
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