Mark Feygin, the famous Russian advocate claimed that Roman Sushchenko, his client and the correspondent of Ukrinform in France is under duress that aims to make him pleads guilty. Feygin claimed this to a news agency in Moscow.
'My client was asked: 'Roman Volodymyrovych, you should think carefully, will you face 20 years of imprisonment or will you work with the prosecution?', when I left Lefortovo last week. The prosecution finishes its work and tries to catch the last train, gain confession of guilt to follow the 'Sharoyko scheme'. But it will not be like this in our case', Feygin said.
As we reported earlier Moscow City Court extended the arrest of Roman Sushchenko, the Ukrainian journalist for two more months. 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.
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.