Report: Russia formally charges Wall Street Journal reporter from NJ with espionage

Russian state news agency Tass said a law enforcement source informed the news agency that Russia’s Federal Security Service officially charged the American journalist with espionage.

Associated Press

Apr 7, 2023, 4:22 PM

Updated 412 days ago

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Jailed Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich has been formally charged with espionage in Russia and has entered his official denial, Russian state news agency Tass reported Friday.
Tass said a law enforcement source informed the news agency that Russia’s Federal Security Service officially charged the American journalist with espionage. Tass did not specify if the action was taken during a court hearing.
Russian authorities arrested Gershkovich last week and accused him of trying to obtain classified information about a Russian arms factory. The Wall Street Journal has denied the accusations.


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