House Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling on Russia to Release Journalist Evan Gershkovich

On June 13, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution calling for Russia to immediately release wrongfully detained journalist Evan Gershkovich. Gershkovich, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, was arrested by Russian authorities in March 2023 over false allegations made by Russian authorities. The resolution, led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), marks the first time either chamber has officially called for Gershkovich’s release and demonstrates bipartisan unity in fighting for his release and keeping this issue a priority for the Biden administration.

The Alliance previously joined a letter with 25 other organizations calling on the administration to prioritize Gershkovich’s release and published a statement following his arrest. Read more.


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