Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was arrested on March 29, 2023, while on a reporting trip in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg.
Gershkovich, 31, a U.S. citizen, stands accused of espionage for simply doing his job. If convicted, he faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.
Evan worked at The Moscow Times for nearly three years as a reporter, his first journalism job in Russia. During that time, he worked to cover stories from Russia with balance, fairness and integrity.
We know Evan is a professional journalist and not a spy. He must be freed immediately.
Here are some things you can do to support Evan:
Follow his case: The Moscow Times is closely covering the developments in Evan’s legal case and efforts to negotiate his release. You can find this coverage here.
Write to him: Anyone can write a letter to Evan at FreeGershkovich@gmail.com. It will be translated into Russian, as is required, and mailed to him in prison.