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Pre-trial hearing of Sushchenko’s case can take place in beginning of March, - advocate

The hearing will be closed
13:34, 21 February 2018

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The pre-trial hearing of the case of Roman Sushchenko, the Ukrainian journalist illegally detained in Russia can take place in Moscow City Court in the beginning of March 2018 as Mark Feigin, the advocate reported on Facebook.

‘Today I and my client Roman Sushchenko will familiarize with the material evidence in the criminal case in FSB. It means that the investigation will provide the charge sheet within days. It will be submitted to the prosecutor’s office and after the approval to court’, the advocate said.

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According to him, the pre-trial hearing of the case can take place in Moscow City Court in the beginning of March 2018.

‘The whole process will be closed’, he emphasized.

Earlier we reported on February 20 that Sushchenko examined all 12 volumes of the criminal case against him.

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The Moscow City Court extended the arrest of Roman Sushchenko, the Ukrainian journalist for two months until March 30, 2018 on January 24.

Suschenko was detained in September 2016 at an airport in Moscow. He was charged with espionage in favor of the Ukrainian intelligence. Since then, Sushchenko has been kept in jail. Ukraine has repeatedly appealed to the Russian Federation with a demand to immediately release the journalist.

 

 

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