U.S. Embassy Moscow
Evan Gershkovich – Extension of Detention
May 23, 2023
We are deeply concerned by today’s Russian court decision to prolong the pre-trial detention of U.S. citizen Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich by an additional three months. This follows last week’s denial of the Embassy’s request for a consular visit to Evan Gershkovich, marking the second time Russian authorities have unjustifiably denied consular access in this case.
The United States strongly objects to Russia’s ongoing denial of consular access to Mr. Gershkovich. We reiterate that the claims against him are baseless and call for Mr. Gershkovich’s immediate release.