The Wall Street Journal's Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for the Journal, was arrested on March 29, by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), while he was reporting in the city Yekaterinburg. He was held under suspicion of espionage, which the Journal, as well as the U.S. Government, vehemently denied.
Espionage trials tend to be conducted in secrecy, and little or no evidence is shared regarding a defendant's case. A conviction can result in a sentence of up 20 years. Rarely does a court acquit an accused.