Gershkovic, whose detention period will expire on August 30, appeared before a judge in Moscow today, TASS reported.
After the closed-door hearing, the court decided to extend Gershkovic’s detention until 30 November.
“The court welcomed the request of a Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) employee to extend Gershkovic’s detention,” a source told TASS. used the phrase.
Russia accuses US journalist of espionage
Evan Gershkovic, who works as a reporter in the Moscow office of the WSJ newspaper, was detained on 29 March in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation, on suspicion of spying.
Russia’s Federal Security Service reported that US citizen Gershkovic was arrested on charges of “espionage for the American government”.
Gershkovich has accreditation with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
US President Joe Biden and some senior officials called for the immediate release of the American journalist.