Moscow court extends arrest of journalist Sushchenko until March 30

Moscow court extends arrest of journalist Sushchenko until March 30

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On Wednesday, January 24, the Moscow City Court has extended the arrest of Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, who is illegally held in the Lefortovo detention facility.

Lawyer Mark Feygin wrote on Twitter: "The Moscow City Court extends the arrest of Roman Sushchenko until March 30, 2018. The appeal will be filed tomorrow."

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, 2017, 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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