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Ukraine's Sushchenko transferred to high-security prison in Kirov region, Russia

A month passed since Suchshenko was taken from Lefortofo prison
11:29, 7 November 2018

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Roman Sushchenko, Ukrainian journalist illegally convicted in Russia, was transferred to a high-security prison in Kirov region, as his daughter Yuliya told Ukrinform.

“Father was transferred to a correctional facility No.11 of the Federal Prisons Service Administration of Russia in Kirov region. Federal Prisons Service reported this to Ukraine’s Embassy in Moscow,” she noted.

According to her, some more information on Sushchenko’s state will be provided after the consul or a lawyer visit him.

Related: Ukraine’s Sushchenko sends his family letter from prison in Moscow

It should be noted that this facility is located more than a thousand kilometers away from Moscow.

A month passed since Suchshenko was taken from Lefortofo prison. Afterward, he spent around ten days in “Matrosskaya Tishina” prison in Moscow. Nothing has been reported on his location for around four weeks.

Related: Sushchenko transferred from Moscow prison, - lawyer

Ukrainian Roman Sushchenkoreporter 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.  

Moscow City Court of Russia has sentenced Roman Sushchenko, the citizen of Ukraine to 12 years in the hard labor colony for the espionage. Russia’s FSB believes that Sushchenko came from Paris to Moscow to visit his cousin in September 2016 to collect information on Mariupol attack. The court session against Sushchenko took place in the closed regime and the court announced only introductory and resume parts of the decision. 

Related: Wife, daughter visit Ukrainian political prisoner Sushchenko

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