Moscow court rejects Sushchenko's appeal against arrest
Moscow City Court (Russia) found legal extenction of Sushchenko's arrest untill 30 of January 2017.
The judge announced decision on the basis of the closed session on Dec.15, UNIAN reports. "Resolution of the Lefortovo Court leave without changes, the appeal - without satisfaction," - the judge said.
As IMI informed, 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.