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Russia arrests American journalist on spying charges

Clip: 03/30/2023 | 12m 17s  | Video has closed captioning.

For the first time in nearly 40 years, Russian authorities arrested an American journalist on espionage charges. Evan Gershkovich of the Wall Street Journal was detained on Wednesday while reporting in central Russia. It’s an escalation of a Kremlin campaign that has targeted independent media, opposition politicians and critics of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 03/30/23

Rating: NR

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