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Moscow city court hears Sushchenko case on Wednesday

24.01.2017, 11:19

The Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow will conduct a session on extanding detention term of Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko on Jan.25 2017.

Lawyer Mark Feygin posted this on his Twitter page.

"Court hearing on extending detention term of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko will be hold in Lefortovo district court, at 2p.m., Jan.25, 2017", - he said.


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

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

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