The court session on this case took place behind the closed doors. The Ukrainian journalists and Consul were allowed to enter the session hall only after the announcement of the judgment.
‘It is judged to extend the term of the detention in custody of Sushchenko Roman Volodymyrovych for two months, totally 16 months until January 13, 2018’, Suvorov, the judge read out the decision.
Mark Feygin, the advocate of Sushchenko specified that the judge misspoke and it is stated January 30 instead of January 13 in the judicial decision.
Sushchenko claimed at the session hall that the pressure is put on his advocate Feygin to deprive him from the defense at the Russian courts. Moreover, he conveyed greeting to his family and claimed that everything all right.
The Russian FSB finished the investigation of the case of the illegally detained Roman Sushchenko, the Ukrainian journalist.
The journalist of Ukrinform was detained in Moscow on September 30, 2016. He was accused of espionage. Since that time, Sushchenko has been kept in jail. Ukraine has repeatedly appealed to the Russian Federation with a demand to immediately release the journalist.