Russian Court Orders Arrest of U.S. Journalist Alsu Kurmasheva

From a Wall Street Journal story by Ann M. Simmons headlined “Russian Court Orders Formal Arrest of U.S. Journalist Alsu Kurmasheva”:

A Russian court formally arrested a U.S. journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in a case that is exacerbating tensions between Washington and Moscow, ordering her to be held in pretrial detention on an allegation she had failed to register herself as a “foreign agent.”

A representative of the Sovetsky District Court in Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, said Alsu Kurmasheva, who holds both U.S. and Russian citizenship, would be held until at least Dec. 5.