Moscow court extends arrest of journalist Sushchenko for two months

Moscow court extends arrest of journalist Sushchenko for two months

The Moscow City Court has extended the arrest of Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko for another two months, until November 30, 2017.

Lawyer Mark Feygin reported this on Twitter.

"The arrest of Roman Sushchenko has been extended for two months, until November 30, 2017. The defense will appeal the decision," he 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 current pre-trial detention term of Roman Sushchenko expires on September 30.

Roman Sushchenko works with the Ukrainian National News Agency Ukrinform since 2002 and is agency's own correspondent in France since 2010.


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