“He shouldn’t be detained at all. Journalism is not a crime. He needs to be released immediately,” White House national security spokesman John Kirby told CNN. “We’re still going to work very, very hard to see if we can get him home with his family where he belongs.”
Kirby spoke after investigators from Russia’s FSB security service applied to keep Gershkovich, arrested in March on espionage charges, in custody for another three months, according to a report from Russia’s state news agency TASS, which cited the court.
Source : https://www.reuters.com/world/us-calls-immediate-release-gershkovich-after-russia-seeks-extend-detention-2023-05-23