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Ukraine's political prisoner Sushchenko to be transported to colony

Former Russian lawyer and politician Mark Feygin announced his possible last meeting with the Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko before his transportation to the colony
19:25, 2 October 2018

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On October 2, former Russian lawyer and politician Mark Feygin will visit Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko illegally convicted in Russia as 112 Ukraine reported.

According to Feygin, possibly, it will be the last meeting with the Ukrainian political prisoner before the transporting.

"Today I will come to Roman Sushchenko at Lefortovo prison. Possibly, it is my last visit before his transporting. The issue of the date with the relatives of Sushchenko remains open," Feygin reported on Facebook.

Related: OSCE calls on Russia to release Ukraine's Sushchenko

He claimed that the diplomatic institution of Ukraine appealed to the Russian authorities with a note for serving the sentence by Sushchenko in the central part of Russia instead of the transporting to the north of Russia, to remote areas of Siberia or Far-East.

Ukrainian Roman Sushchenko, the reporter of Ukrinfiorm news agency, was detained in September 2016 in Moscow and accused by the FSB of espionage. For this, he faces 20 years in prison. Ukraine has appealed to Russia with a demand to release the Ukrainian journalist multiple times. 

Related: Sushchenko has right for six phone calls, meeting with relatives

Moscow City Court of Russia has sentenced Roman Sushchenko, the citizen of Ukraine to 12 years in the hard labor colony for the espionage. Russia’s FSB believes that Sushchenko came from Paris to Moscow to visit his cousin in September 2016 to collect information on Mariupol attack. The court session against Sushchenko took place in the closed regime and the court announced only introductory and resume parts of the decision. 

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