Latest Espionage News

How Russia’s espionage case against Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich unfolded

Jul. 19, 2024 13:00 PM EDT

Here are key developments in Russia’s case against Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was convicted on Friday of espionage charges in an unusually rapid trial in the country's highly politicized legal system. He was sentenced to 16 years in a maximum-security prison. ...

Russia convicts US journalist of spying in a trial widely seen as politically motivated

Jul. 19, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was convicted Friday of espionage and sentenced to 16 years in a maximum-security prison on charges that his employer and the U.S. government have rejected as fabricated. The swift conclusion of the...

What to know about Evan Gershkovich's conviction for espionage in Russia

Jul. 19, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

The trial of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich ended Friday with his conviction on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government have dismissed as fabricated. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison. Here’s what we know about the secretive process. ...

Long before his arrest, US reporter lamented that many friends in Russia were being locked up

Jul. 19, 2024 10:16 AM EDT

In early 2022, Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich wrote on social media that “reporting on Russia is now also a regular practice of watching people you know get locked away for years.” A year later, he was the one locked up — arrested in March 2023 on charges of...

Court in Russia says closing arguments begin in trial of US reporter Evan Gershkovich on spying charges that he denies

Jul. 19, 2024 01:57 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Court in Russia says closing arguments begin in trial of US reporter Evan Gershkovich on spying charges that he denies.

Closing arguments in espionage trial of Wall Street Journal reporter will be Friday, court says

Jul. 18, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Closing arguments in the espionage trial of U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich will be held Friday, a court said, as the proceedings in Russia's highly politicized legal system picked up speed in a case that has seen the reporter held behind bars for over a year. ...

U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich appears in court for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges

Jul. 18, 2024 02:31 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich appears in court for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges.

European aid worker arrested in Central African Republic over spying allegations is on hunger strike

Jul. 17, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A European aid worker who was arrested two months ago in Central African Republic over spying allegations has begun a hunger strike to protest the conditions of his detention, his family and the Portuguese honorary consul told The Associated Press. Martin...

US journalist Gershkovich scheduled to appear in Russian court for the second hearing of spy charges

Jul. 16, 2024 05:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich is scheduled to appear in court in Russia on Thursday for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government vehemently deny, court records showed. The trial is taking place...

Court voids last conviction of Kansas researcher in case that started as Chinese espionage probe

Jul. 15, 2024 10:57 AM EDT

A federal appeals court has reversed the conviction of a researcher who was accused of hiding work he did in China while employed at the University of Kansas. Feng “Franklin” Tao was convicted in April 2022 of three counts of wire fraud and one count of making a materially false...