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Sushchenko wrote letter to Secretary General of the Council of Europe

17.01.2017, 14:29

Mark Feygin visited his defendant, illegally arrested Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, in jail and took from him a letter addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland.

This Feygin said in an interview to UKRINFORM.

"Today I was able to bring a letter from Sushchenko to Jagland. I hope this appeal will play a positive role, as well as our recent appeal to the leadership of the OSCE, to the leadership of France and to the European officials ", - Feygin said.

The lawyer still believes that the most realistic and positive decision on the "Sushchenko's case" is an exchange, in deffierent manners, of his client to the Crimean deserters detained on Chongar.


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.

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