Mark Feigin, the lawyer of illegally detained in Russia Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko said he is waiting a number of resolutions after his visit to Washington. According to Feigin, some of them were drawn up by him and delivered, reports Ukrinform.
“The main thing that I achieved during my visit to Washington, White House, after the meetings with senators, Congressmen, State Department officials is that they began to talk about the case of Sushchenko, he was included their agenda. They began to work out a certain position on the case. And I hope, it will be included in the next State Department report on human rights with a mention of its political nature and accordingly - predetermination,” Feigin said.
Russian authorities made great efforts to ensure that the US was not fully and correctly informed about Sushchenko’s case, according to him.
The lawyer said he had talked with the State Department officials and expressed hope that the topic of Ukrainian political prisoners will be on the agenda at the meetings of the heads of US and Russian foreign ministries on April 11-12.
“I strongly hope that the issue of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and in particular my clients - Roman Sushchenko, Ilma Umerov, Mustafa Dzhemilev, - will not be left out during the conversation between Rex Tillerson and his counterpart Sergey Lavrov. And I hope that henceforth it will be regularly raised, including during closed negotiations and meetings,” Feigin added.
Earlier it was reported that Foreign Ministry called Sushchenko’s case fabricated and politically biased. Today, Moscow court upheld Sushchenko’s custody.
Earlier , Moscow court upheld the Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko custody, thus leaving attorneys appeal dismissed.
In January, the court extended the arrest of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko until April 30, 2017.