"Wall Street Journal" reporter Gershkovich was arrested by the Russian authorities. The "Wall Street Journal" issued a statement on the 1st, demanding that the Russian authorities release him immediately.

(Associated Press)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was recently arrested by Russian authorities on suspicion of espionage. The White House strongly condemned Russia's actions. The Wall Street Journal issued a statement on the 1st, requesting Russian authorities released him immediately.

The Wall Street Journal tweeted on the 1st

The Wall Street Journal emphasized that Gershkovich's arrest is an insult to press freedom and should arouse the anger of all free people and governments around the world. No journalist should be arrested for their work.

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Regarding why Gershkovich was arrested, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) pointed out that Gershkovich was arrested in Yekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg), claiming that Gershkovich was suspected of collecting information from one of the companies in the Russian defense industry system. information to engage in espionage for the benefit of the U.S. government.

The White House and State Department contacted Russian authorities directly and urged citizens living or traveling in Russia to leave immediately.