The U.S. Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission) confirmed that Roman Sushchenko’s case remains within sight of this organization. Ukrinform news agency reported that, informing that the issue will be one of the topics during the next week’s briefing in the U.S. Congress.
‘Suschenko’s case raises serious concerns, and we’re going to keep track of it,’ the Commission said, adding that the briefing will involve U.S. congressmen, leaders of Radio Liberty, Voice of America and the Committee for Protection of Journalists.
‘The briefing will be focusing on key issues regarding reporters in Russia and other post-Soviet countries, their role and influence, concerns over their rights, protection and safety, as well as support and promotion of media freedom in the OSCE’s responsibility area,’ the Commission concluded.
Roman Sushchenko is the Ukrainian reporter, working for Ukrinform news agency. He was detained in Moscow in September 2016 and charged with 'espionage'; under the recent decision of the court, he remains in detention until November 30.
Ukraine demands to releasae Suschenko, putting the whole case as 'politically motivated'.