U.S. Journalist Awaits Trial in Russia after a Year in Detention

Journalist Evan Gershkovich, a U.S. citizen and reporter for The Wall Street Journal, has been imprisoned in Russia for a year on espionage charges. The White House contests the accusations, labeling them as fabricated. Gershkovich’s arrest signals escalating tensions in Russia-West relations. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in jail. Russia has kept details of the case confidential, with a possible prisoner exchange discussed by Putin.

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