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Ukraine’s Sushchenko sends his family letter from prison in Moscow

The next place where the Ukrainian political prisoner is going to be transferred to is still unknown
09:20, 4 November 2018

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The family of Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko received a letter from him from Matrosskaya Tishina prison in Moscow, Ukrinform reports. 

‘We have received a long-awaited letter from our Roman Sushchenko from Matrosskaya Tishina, dated October 11. He arrived there on Sunday, October 7. He said that he would probably stay there for 10 days, his father doesn’t know anything about the final point of serving the sentence, allegedly, no one from the personnel of the remand center possesses this information. Three more people were in the cell with him,’ Sushchenko’s daughter Yulia claimed.  

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According to her, this is the last known information on his location, there is no official information about the next place he is going to be taken to. 

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.  

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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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