Wife of Roman Sushchenko visited her husband

15:04 20.03.2017

The wife of illegally arrested Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, Angela received permission to visit her husband. Lawyer Mark Feigin told to Ukrinform that she visited him and returned to Kyiv .

"I was in Lefortovo, had a date with Roman. We talked through the glass, by using handsets. I showed him a new family photos and pictures of his son. I gave them to administration in order to pass them to Roman. Administration refused to take his son pictures, yet they took photos. I hope Roman will get them soon. The main thing - Roman asked to send greetings to all those who worried about him, "- Angela Sushchenko said.

As IMI reported earlier, The Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow has extended pre-trial detention term of Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko until April 30, 2017.

Ukrinform stated that their correspondent in France Roman Sushchenko was arrested in Moscow and accused of “espionage” on Sept.30.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) confirmed detaining of an Ukrinform correspondent, Roman Sushchenko. FSB labeling him as a Ukrainian intelligence officer who allegedly deliberately collected classified information on activities of the armed forces and the national guard of the Russian Federation. There is a criminal case on espionage charges (Article 276 of the Russian Criminal Code), the investigation is currently underway.

The Lefortove court resolved to prolong the arrest of Sushchenko for two more months on Oct.1.

Defence appealed the decision of the Lefortovo court to arrest Sushchenko in France.

The Moscow City Court has dismissed the appeal of defense team of an Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko on Oct.27.

The Moscow Lefortovo Court resolved on Nov. 28 to extend the arrest of Sushchenko until the 30th of January 2017.

On Dec.15, 2016, the Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow has extended pre-trial detention term of Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko until April 30, 2017.



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