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Alsu Kurmasheva, a U.S.-Russian journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) who was arrested by Russia in 2023, attends a hearing at the Sovetski court in Kazan on April 1, 2024. (Photo: AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

CPJ joins call to President Biden to designate RFE/RL’s Alsu Kurmasheva ‘wrongfully detained’ by Russia

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 17 press freedom organizations, journalists associations and rights groups on Wednesday in calling on U.S. President Joe Biden to act immediately to declare Alsu Kurmasheva, a dual U.S.-Russian citizen and an editor with the Tatar-Bashkir service of the U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), as “wrongfully detained” by…

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