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Wife and daughter of Sushchenko visited him in Russian colony - lawyer

Political prisoner had a three-day meeting with relatives
18:13, 2 June 2019

Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko
Ukrinform

The wife and daughter of a Ukrainian journalist, political prisoner Roman Sushchenko visited him in a penal colony in the Russian city of Kirovo-Chepetsk. This was reported on Twitter by Sushchenko's public human rights defender Mark Feygin.

“The wife and daughter of the Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko have visited him. They had a long, three-day meeting in Kirovo-Chepetsk colony. Roman is still well,” Feygin wrote.

The lawyer expressed hope that "the new government in Kyiv will deal with the exchange of Sushchenko for Vyshynsky."

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As we reported earlier, Ukrinform's correspondent Roman Sushchenko was illegally detained on September 30, 2016, in Moscow, where he arrived on a private trip. On October 7, 2016, he was charged with "espionage." Russia's FSB claimed that Sushchenko is a member of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The Main Intelligence Directorate denied this allegation.

On June 4, 2018, the Moscow City Court sentenced Sushchenko to 12 years in a high-security penal colony. The Supreme Court of Russia upheld the verdict on September 12.

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