hoosakiwi t1_je949ti wrote

Not a lot of details in the article, but it’s pretty clear the guy is a legitimate journalist who has covered the region extensively.

> The FSB accused Gershkovich of collecting “information constituting a state secret about the activities of one of the enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex.” It provided no evidence.

> Gershkovich is a journalist covering Russia, Ukraine and the former Soviet Union.

> He was previously a reporter for Agence France-Presse and the Moscow Times and a news assistant at the New York Times, according to his author page on The Wall Street Journal’s website.

Seems like a ploy by Russia to secure another human pawn that they can use in negotiations with the United States.

We should expect more of this…


hoosakiwi OP t1_iuub844 wrote

It doesn't sound like there is an immunity agreement. Rather, it sounds as if the prosecutors granted him immunity in order to get a judge to compel him to testify.

He won't be able to claim the 5th anymore (like he did last month), but I don't think it will stop him from saying "I don't recall". Unsure how valuable his testimony will be...


hoosakiwi t1_irg87ox wrote

I read the title and thought that this sounds like a huge overreaction to something pretty silly. But then I saw the video.

These women weren't playing a joke and didn't even try to reassure the kids that did get scared, they were just being mean and getting laughs out of it. I don't know that there's anything criminal here, but I definitely wouldn't send my kids to that daycare.