"On September 12, 2018, at 10:00 am, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation will hear an appeal of defense against the verdict in the case of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko," public defender Mark Feygin posted on his Facebook page.
As reported, Ukrinform Paris-based correspondent Roman Sushchenko was illegally detained on September 30, 2016 in Moscow, where he arrived on a private trip.
On October 7, 2016, 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, 2018, the Moscow City Court sentenced Sushchenko to 12 years in a high-security penal colony. The appeal against the sentence was filed on June 5.