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It's been 6 months since Evan Gershkovich's detainment in Russia

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands in a glass cage in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court. (Dmitry Serebryakov/AP)
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands in a glass cage in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court. (Dmitry Serebryakov/AP)

Six months ago, the Wall Street Journal’s Evan Gershkovich was on a reporting assignment in Russia when he was seized and charged with espionage.

If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in a Russian penal colony. The Wall Street Journal says he’s a journalist, not a spy.

We hear from Elena Cherney, one of Evan’s colleagues at the Wall Street Journal.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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