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Sushchenko to sue Russia for violation of human rights

Source : 112 Ukraine

The former political prisoner spent three years in a Russian jail as a "spy"
17:32, 17 October 2019

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Ukrainian reporter Roman Sushchenko will file a lawsuit against Russia in the ECHR. The man said so during his meeting with students in Kyiv.

Suschehnko spent three years as a political prisoner in Russia, where the FSB detained him in September 2016. He was accused of espionage. In September 2019, he was released within the Ukraine-Russia campaign of exchange of prisoners.

Related: Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko banned from entry to Russia for 20 years, - former lawyer Feygin

Sushchenko and his lawyers intend to develop a diplomatic mechanism to prevent new detentions of people who later become political prisoners in Russia.

Last month, soon after his release, Sushchenko said he planned to hold a charity auction and sell the pictures he painted in a Russian jail.

Related: Sushchenko plans to sell pictures at charity auction to collect money for political prisoners

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