Moscow court dismisses appeal against prolongation of arrest of journalist Sushchenko

Moscow court dismisses appeal against prolongation of arrest of journalist Sushchenko

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On Thursday, the Moscow City Court dismissed the appeal against the decision of the court of the first instance to prolong the pre-trial detention term of Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko until 30 January 2018.

Sushchenko’s lawyer Mark Feygin posted on his Twitter page: "The Moscow City Court dismissed the appeal against the prolongation of the pre-trial detention term of Roman Sushchenko."

As reported, Ukrinform correspondent in France Roman Sushchenko was arrested on September 30, 2016 in Moscow 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.

November 27, the Moscow City Court extended the arrest of Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko until 30 January 2018.

 Roman Sushchenko has been working with the Ukrainian National News Agency Ukrinform since 2002, being a Paris-based correspondent since 2010.

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