Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal correspondent based in Moscow, is being held by the Russian intelligence service FSB on suspicion of spying. The Wall Street Journal demands his immediate release.
The Wall Street Journal has called for the immediate release of their correspondent, Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested by Russia’s FSB security service on suspicion of spying. The newspaper issued a statement on Twitter, describing Evan’s arrest as threatening press freedom and calling for international outrage. Evan Gershkovich is a Moscow-based correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and has been reporting on issues related to Russia and its neighboring countries. The arrest of journalists and media professionals on charges of spying or other offenses is not uncommon in Russia. Such incidents have raised concerns about press freedom in the country.