Sushchenko writes to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Illegally detained Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko calls the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland facilitate his release. This is stated in Sushchenko's letter to the Secretary General which was handed to Jagland on February 6. Tyzhden.ua reported with reference to the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the Council of Europe.
"Fully sharing European values, which are the basis of freedom and human life, I am writing to You with a personal request to take part in my life. Mr. Thorbjorn Jagland, my expectations and a great desire to see how growing up my nine-year son Maksym, and come back to journalism. I have huge expectations for this year ."- Sushchenko said in a letter.
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