If convicted, he could face 20 years in a Russian penal colony.
The House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution on June 13 calling on the Russian government to release Mr.
We continue to demand his immediate release.
Russia said on Thursday that it had received and was considering a request from the United States for a consular visit to the reporter, the Interfax news agency reported. There is no decision yet, but it is under consideration, the agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei A.
The Journal issued a statement on Thursday to express continued support for Mr.