Feygin to travel to France to discuss Sushchenko case

Mark Feygin, the lawyer of illegally arrested Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, says he will pay a working visit to Paris to meet with French officials to discuss the case of his client.

“"I will travel to Paris on November 29 and will stay there till Saturday, December 3. Together with the wife of Roman Sushchenko, I’ll meet there with public officials,” Feygin wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, the lawyer informed that during his stay in France he would hold talks and inform the French side about Sushchenko case. In particular that the journalist accredited in France must be released.

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.


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