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WSJ seeks U.N. working group opinion to free Evan Gershkovich

Dow Jones’ lawyers want the working group to use its mandate from the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva to investigate the reporter's highly politicized case.

Screenshot from a WSJ video about Evan Gershkovich
Screenshot from a WSJ video about Evan Gershkovich (AN/WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal has requested a U.N. advisory opinion that could help get its reporter Evan Gershkovich released from a Moscow prison.

The unusual request to the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Tuesday by lawyers for Dow Jones, the Journal's publisher, comes one week before the United Nations General Assembly's annual high-level gathering is held in New York and his appeal is heard in a Moscow court.

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