Russian censorship blacks out Sushchenko’s letters to Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Moscow court will consider an appeal against Ukrainian political prisoner’s arrest today, - Feigin
13:01, 14 February 2017

Roman Tsymbalyuk

Russian censorship without explaining reasons blacks out Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko’s letters to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Foreign Ministry representatives. This was announced by Sushchenko’s lawyer Mark Feigin, reports Ukrinform.

“I visited Roman Sushchenko in detention center. I found out that censorship did not let his letters sent by regular mail pass to the President, MFA head Pavlo Klimkin and Ukaine’s Consul in Moscow Breskalenko Hennadiy. I don’t really understand what could be possible reasoning of this, and nobody explains it to me. I think it restricts the rights of my client,” Feigin said.

Sushchenko receives hundreds and thousands of letters in the detention center “Lefortovo”, but only a part of them are actually handed over to him, he specified.

Related: Poroshenko meets with Sushchenko’s family

“This problem also has to be solved. Obviously, I will file the complaint concerning this issue to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. We’ll see their reaction,” the lawyer noted.

Today Moscow City Court will consider the appeal of Mark Feigin on arrest extension of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko who was illegally detained in Russia.

Related: Sushchenko’s case: Progress visible, - lawyer

Feigin will ask to cancel the resolution on arrest and choose house arrest as preventive measure instead, which can be served by Sushchenko at the guest house of the Embassy of Ukraine, according to media.

Earlier it was reported that Sushchenko wrote a letter to Council of Europe Secretary General. The letter was passed by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba.

Related: Court in Moscow to consider extension of Sushchenko's arrest

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