Imprisoned journalist Evan Gershkovich’s arrest is prolonged by a Moscow courtroom

A Moscow courtroom dominated Thursday that Wall Road Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich should keep in jail on espionage expenses till the tip of November, Russian state information company Tass reported.

Gershkovich has been sitting in jail because the finish of March when he was detained within the metropolis of Yekaterinburg, virtually 2,000km (1200 miles) east of Moscow, whereas on a reporting journey. The newest ruling means he faces spending a minimum of eight months in jail.

Gershkovich, a 31-year-old U.S. citizen, arrived on the Moscow courtroom Thursday in a white jail van and was led out handcuffed, sporting denims, sneakers and a shirt. He appeared in courtroom to listen to the results of the prosecution’s movement to increase his arrest from Aug. 30.