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.
Freedom to Sushchenko
Letters and postcards to Roman Sushchenko, an Ukrinform journalist illegally convicted in Russia, can now be sent to a new address.
Roman was moved to the "red" colony
Public defender Mark Feygin has shown a colony in the Kirov region in which Roman Sushchenko, an Ukrinform journalist illegally convicted in Russia, stays.
The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) has launched the project "A New Year Postcard of Solidarity" in support of Ukrainian journalists persecuted and imprisoned in Russia, Russian-occupied Crimea and occupied territories of Donbas, reads a report posted on the NUJU's website on Friday.
The United States calls on the Russian authorities to release Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko and film director Oleg Sentsov.
Hundreds of organizations calling for release of Sushchenko and other Kremlin’s prisoners - Poroshenko
Hundreds of organizations are calling for the release of Ukrainian citizens unlawfully imprisoned in Russia, including Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko and film director Oleg Sentsov.
President Petro Poroshenko has awarded an Order for Courage to Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, who is unlawfully convicted in Russia.
Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who had been illegally convicted in the Russian Federation, was convoyed to a maximum security penal colony in Kirov region.
International Federation of Journalists to continue campaigns of solidarity with Sushchenko and Semena
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will continue the campaigns of solidarity with Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko, illegally convicted in Russia, and Crimean journalist Mykola Semena.
Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko has been awarded this year’s Ihor Lubchenko prize for defending freedom of speech.
Ukraine's consuls in Russia, defense lawyers, and the family of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko are closely monitoring the situation with his transfer to prison, Sushchenko's defense lawyer Mark Feygin has told Ukrinform.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry knows a prison to which Roman Sushchenko, an Ukrinform correspondent unlawfully convicted in Russia, could be taken.
The persecution of journalists, as well as their illegal detention, as was the case with Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko, remains the usual tactic used by the Kremlin to reduce the counteraction to its own propaganda, as well as to justify armed aggression and the occupation of Ukrainian territories.