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American is sentenced to 10 days in jail for reportedly breaking into a Russian children's library

May. 07, 2024 04:33 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — An American English-language tutor was arrested in Moscow on hooliganism charges for breaking into a children's library while intoxicated and was sentenced to 10 days in jail, state news agency RIA-Novosti reported Tuesday. News reports said William Nycum...

A growing number of Americans end up in Russian jails. The prospects for their release are unclear

Mar. 29, 2024 15:25 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A journalist on a reporting trip in a Ural Mountains city. A corporate security executive traveling to Moscow for a wedding. A dual national returning to her hometown in Tatarstan to visit her family. All of them are U.S. citizens, and all are behind bars in...

Russia must face consequences for imprisonment of Wall Street Journal reporter, lawyer says

Mar. 21, 2024 14:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia must face consequences for its detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, a lawyer for the newspaper said Thursday as the journalist approaches the one-year anniversary of his arrest. “In a scenario like this, where a reporter is taken...