Russian court declines to consider WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich’s detention appeal

Legal experts say it could be many months before case is brought to trial


A Moscow city court declined to consider jailed Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich’s latest appeal against his pretrial detention, citing procedural irregularities, according to the court’s website.

The appeal was withdrawn from consideration, the court said. It didn’t specify the nature of the procedural violations, but said the irregularities were to be addressed. It couldn’t be determined where the irregularities originated.

Gershkovich’s attorneys couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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