Russian court extends Evan Gershkovich’s pretrial detention by three months

WSJ reporter is deemed by the U.S. to be wrongfully held


A Russian court extended until at least Aug. 30 the pretrial detention of Evan Gershkovich, the Wall Street Journal reporter deemed by the U.S. to be wrongfully held, after investigators requested more time before his trial.

In a closed hearing before a judge at Lefortovo District Court in Moscow, investigators from the Federal Security Service, known as the FSB, asked that Gershkovich remain behind bars awaiting trial, according to Rapsi, the Russian state agency for legal and judicial reporting. 

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