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Wall Street Journal demands immediate release of reporter arrested in Russia

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Reuters
Updated: Apr 1, 2023, 23:30 GMT+00:00

(Reuters) - The Wall Street Journal on Saturday demanded the immediate release of Evan Gershkovich, a Moscow-based correspondent who was arrested by Russia's FSB security service on suspicion of spying.

Handout image of reporter for U.S. newspaper The Wall Street Journal Evan Gershkovich

(Reuters) – The Wall Street Journal on Saturday demanded the immediate release of Evan Gershkovich, a Moscow-based correspondent who was arrested by Russia’s FSB security service on suspicion of spying.

“Evan’s case is a vicious affront to a free press, and should spur outrage in all free people and governments throughout the world, the newspaper said in a statement on Twitter.

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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