Lawyer Feygin: Court to consider prolongation of Sushchenko’s detention on November 2824.11.2016 12:11 213
Moscow’s Lefortovo District Court on Monday, November 28, will hold a sitting to consider the prolongation of pre-trial detention of Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was illegally arrested in Russia.
Mark Feygin, the lawyer of Roman Sushchenko, posted on Twitter: “The court hearing on the extension of the arrest of Ukrainian citizen Roman Sushchenko will be held on Monday, November 28, at 12.00, in the Lefortovo District Court. It will be held behind the closed doors,” Feygin wrote.
As reported, Ukrinform correspondent in France Roman Sushchenko was arrested in Moscow on September 30, where he arrived on a private visit. He was accused of “espionage”, allegedly being a member of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate denied allegations of the Russian Federal Security Service.
The Russian court ruled at its closed hearing on October 1 to arrest the journalist for two months – until November 30.
On October 7, the Russian Federation officially charged the Ukrainian journalist with spying. Sushchenko denies any guilt.
Roman Sushchenko works with the Ukrainian National News Agency Ukrinform since 2002 and is agency’s own correspondent in France since 2010.