Feygin names address to which letters can be sent to Sushchenko

Feygin names address to which letters can be sent to Sushchenko

Letters and postcards to Roman Sushchenko, an Ukrinform journalist illegally convicted in Russia, can now be sent to a new address.

His defense lawyer, Mark Feygin, said this in an interview with Ukrinform.

"I want to emphasize that Roman is waiting for letters from his compatriots. Here is the address to which anyone can send letters to him: Roman Volodymyrovych Sushchenko, Penal Colony No. 11, directorate of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service for the Kirov region, village of Utrobino, Kirov region, Russia, 613040," he said.

According to Feygin, all letters should be sent in Russian; otherwise, they will be censored. He noted that it was not necessary to send books and parcels, since Sushchenko has a limit on parcels - only three per year, each weighing 20 kilograms.

On November 23, Feygin and Sushchenko's lawyer visited their client for the first time after he was moved to a penal colony in the Kirov region of Russia.

As reported, Ukrinform's 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 Supreme Court of Russia upheld the verdict on September 12.

On October 8, it was reported that Sushchenko had been moved to a penal colony. On November 7, the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) informed Ukraine's Embassy in Moscow that Sushchenko had been transferred to Penal Colony No. 11 of the FSIN directorate for the Kirov region (the town of Kirovo-Chepetsk, the village of Utrobino).


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