Russian court extends pre-trial detention of RFE/RL journalist

Journalist Alsu Kurmasheva attends a court hearing in Kazan

KAZAN (Reuters) - A Russian court extended the pre-trial detention of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalist Alsu Kurmasheva until June 5, a Reuters witness reported from the courtroom.

Kurmasheva, who holds a dual Russian-American citizenship, is accused of violating a law on "foreign agents". Her employer calls her imprisonment unjust and politically motivated.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Alison Williams)