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Ukraine asks Russia to improve detention conditions for Sushchenko

Ukraine’s ombudsman has also demanded to provide Sushchenko with medical aid
22:18, 17 December 2018
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Commissioner of the Ukrainian Parliament for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova appealed a Russian ombudsman with a claim to better detention conditions of the Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko, Denisova claimed on Facebook. 

‘I have urgently sent a message to Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova to immediately take measures to provide Ukrainian citizen Roman Sushchenko with appropriate conditions of detention and medical care,’ Denisova claimed.

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Earlier, Roman told about the detention conditions in the strict regime colony. 

‘A few words about my routine. Since the last transfer I have experienced a culture shock, primarily associated not with the conditions and "charms" of moving under duress (the Stolypin car, unsanitary conditions, matchbox-sized cockroaches, ubiquitous rodents of all stripes, mold, moisture, total darkness, malnutrition, and cold), but with an attitude towards people who have changed their social status by court decision,’ Sushchenko claimed. 

As is known, Ukrainian Roman Sushchenkothe 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: Ukraine offers two options of prisoners’ exchange at Minsk Talks, - official

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. 

Related: Pro-Kremlin militants offer Kyiv to exchange prisoners on December 27

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