White House ‘pushing hard’ over case of imprisoned reporter Evan Gershkovich

White House ‘pushing hard’ over case of imprisoned reporter Evan Gershkovich

Imprisoned Wall Road Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich has not but obtained a consular go to from American officers, however official human rights displays affiliated with the Russian authorities say he’s studying Life and Destiny by Vasily Grossman whereas in pretrial detention at Moscow’s Lefortovo jail.

Within the first account of his situation in Moscow’s Lefortovo jail since he was arrested final week, the displays stated he cracked jokes as they defined primary jail procedures, corresponding to learn how to write letters residence.

US Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby stated Monday that the US is urgent Gershkovich’s case urgently. “We’ve got been pushing laborious because the second we came upon that he was detained by the Russians on ridiculous prices,” he stated.

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