A Russian court docket Tuesday denied Wall Road Journal (WSJ) journalist Evan Gershkovich’s appeal of his detention and espionage costs. Although the proceedings have been closed to the general public, the Moscow Metropolis Courtroom briefly allowed reporters inside to see Gershkovich for the primary time since his March 29 arrest. He appeared within the courtroom in a dock, a glass cage-like confinement used to carry defendants in Russian trials.
Russian authorities denied Gershkovich bail and ordered that he be held in Russia’s Lefortovo jail to await trial till Could 29, after which they will request a time extension. Gershkovich’s legal professionals have been ready to ensure bail of fifty million rubles ($600,000) and to conform to constraints on his actions and home arrest if granted bail, WSJ reported. The court docket nonetheless refused to grant bail or the attraction.
Current on the listening to was US ambassador to Russia, Lynne Tracy, who was permitted consular entry to Gershkovich for the primary time since his arrest Monday. Tracy said about Gershkovich, “He’s in good well being and stays sturdy. We reiterate our name for his rapid launch.”
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