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Evan Gershkovich to remain locked up through Christmas as Russia extends illegal detention yet again

Jailed journalist Gershkovich was the subject of a secret closed door hearing this week that extended his detention. According to reports, he will now remain in Russia’s terrifying penal system through at least January.

Even Gershkovich the Wall Street Journal reporter arrested on fake espionage charges in Russia is preparing to learn his fate. This week, Russian authorities hauled Gershkovich into a secret hearing where per reports his detention was extended with no explanation.

Gershkovich was originally arrested in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) east of Moscow.

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