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Gianluca Costantini
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#FreeEvan Gershkovich

As the closed-door trial of U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich opened in a Russian court on Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists @pressfreedom denounced it as a travesty of justice and renewed its call for the journalist’s immediate release. “U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich goes on trial today after nearly 15 months of unjust detention. Given the spurious and unsubstantiated charges brought against him, this trial is nothing more than a masquerade,” said @gulnozas, CPJ’s Europe and Central Asia @CPJ_Eurasia program coordinator. “Russian authorities must put an end to this travesty of justice, release Gershkovich, drop all charges against him, and stop prosecuting members of the press for their work.” Gershkovich’s trial started Wednesday, June 26, reports said. It is not known how long the trial will last. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) accused Gershkovich, a reporter with The Wall Street Journal @WSJ, of collecting “secret information” for the @CIA on a Russian tank factory in the #Sverdlovsk region and arrested him on espionage charges on March 29, 2023. Continue

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