Mark Feygin, the lawyer of Roman Sushchenko, posted on Twitter: “Following my request, the court permitted Roman Sushchenko to get acquainted with the case of arrest”.
Today, November 28, Moscow’s Lefortovo District Court is holding a sitting to consider the prolongation of pre-trial detention of Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko. The sitting is being held behind the closed doors.
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.