Lawyer of Sushchenko appeals sentence of Russian court

Source : 112 Ukraine

The defense of Roman Sushchenko has filed an appeal against the decision of Moscow City Court that imprisons the journalist for 12 years in the hard labor colony
15:58, 5 June 2018


The lawyers have filed an appeal against the sentence of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko as Mark Feygin, the public defender reported on Twitter.

'The appeal against the decision of Moscow City Court toward Roman Sushchenko was filed', he wrote.

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On June 4, Moscow City Court of Russia has sentenced Roman Sushchenko, the citizen of Ukraine to 12 years in the hard labor colony for the espionage. The court session against Sushchenko took place in the closed regime and the court announced only introductory and resume parts of the decision.

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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The lawyer explained that Sushchenko, who lived in France for six years, being a Ukrinform correspondent in Paris, has visited Russia multiple times, and during the detention, he was there for his own reasons. He has relatives in Russia.

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