Wife and daughter of imprisoned journalist Sushchenko to be awarded journalistic Order For Courage

Wife and daughter of imprisoned journalist Sushchenko to be awarded journalistic Order For Courage

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Wife and daughter of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who is illegally held in the Moscow’s Lefortovo detention facility, will be awarded the Andrei Sakharov Prize - the journalistic Order For Courage in the end of January.

Ukrinform learnt this from Sushchenko’s lawyer Mark Feygin.

"The jury of the Andrei Sakharov Prize “For Journalism as a Deed” will award Anzhelika Sushchenko and Yulia Sushchenko the journalistic Order For Courage in Kyiv on January 31. My client is proud that such a decision was made," Feygin said.

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.

January 24, 2018, the Moscow City Court extended the arrest of Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko until March 30, 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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