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Feygin says Sushchenko’s defense counsel requires to review the appeal at open court

13.02.2017, 14:40

The defense counsel protecting Ukrainian journalist from the Ukrinform news agency Roman Sushchenko, illegally arrested in Russia, insists on an open hearing of appeal for continued detention of journalist in the Moscow City Court. Mark Feygin said on Facebook, reports Ukrinform.

"Tomorrow, February 14, at 10:20, in room 327, the Moscow City Court will review my appeal for continued arrest of Roman Sushchenko until the 30th of April 2017. I will, again, insist on the open court hearing,"- he wrote.

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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