Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich appears in Moscow court to appeal his arrest

Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was detained on espionage charges, appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday to appeal his arrest.

The 31-year-old American citizen was arrested in the city of Yekaterinburg while on a reporting trip to Russia in late March.

He and his employer deny the allegations, and the U.S. government declared that he was unjustly detained.

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands inside a defendant's cage before a hearing to consider an appeal over his extended pretrial detention in Moscow City Court, Russia.Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands inside a defendant’s cage before a hearing to consider an appeal over his extended pretrial detention in Moscow City Court, Russia. AFP via Getty Images
Evan Gershkovich appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday to appeal his arrest.
Evan Gershkovich appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday to appeal his arrest. AP
The 31-year-old American citizen was arrested in the city of Yekaterinburg during a reporting trip to Russia in March. 
The 31-year-old American citizen was arrested in the city of Yekaterinburg during a reporting trip to Russia in March. REUTERS
Gershkovich was arrested on espionage charges.
Gershkovich was arrested on espionage charges. AP
U.S. Ambassador Lynne Tracy spoke to media outside the Moscow City Court after Gershkovich's hearing.
U.S. Ambassador Lynne Tracy spoke to media outside the Moscow City Court after Gershkovich’s hearing. AFP via Getty Images

Russian authorities have not provided any evidence to support the espionage accusations.

Gershkovich is the first American reporter to face espionage charges in Russia since September 1986, when Nicholas Daniloff, Moscow correspondent for US News and World Report, was arrested by the KGB.

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