Sushchenko taken to penal colony for convicted law enforcers

Sushchenko taken to penal colony for convicted law enforcers

Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was illegally convicted in Russia, is serving his term in a high-security colony for convicted law enforcement officers (the so-called red colony) in the Kirov region of Russia.

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

"Penal Colony No. 11 (IK-11) is located in the village of Utrobino, close to the town of Kirovo-Chepetsk in the Kirov region, located a little over 50 kilometers from the regional center, Kirov. The order in the colony is strict; it is called a 'red' or 'police' colony, as they say in our country. This means that former law enforcement officers are serving their terms here," he said.

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.

According to Feygin, a confidential meeting of the Ukrainian journalist with his lawyer lasted two-and-a-half hours. Feygin was not permitted to meet with the journalist. He noted that the head of the colony did not know what to do with his admission and preferred to wait for an order from the FSIN. The next meeting with Sushchenko is scheduled for December.

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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