Defense team appeals against Sushchenko's sentencing

Defense team appeals against Sushchenko's sentencing

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Mark Feygin, a public defender of Roman Sushchenko, has appealed against the Moscow City Court's sentence handed down to the Ukrainian journalist.

"The complaint against the Moscow City Court's sentence to Roman Sushchenko has been filed," Feygin wrote on Twitter.

As reported, Paris-based Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko was detained in violation of international rules on September 30, 2016 in Moscow, where he arrived on a private visit.

On October 7, he was charged with "espionage." Russia's FSB claimed that Sushchenko is a member of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The latter denied this allegation.

On June 4, the Moscow City Court sentenced Sushchenko to 12 years in a high-security penal colony.

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