The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) together with professional journalism organizations of Ukraine condemn the verdict delivered by the Moscow City Court to Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko.
Freedom to Sushchenko
The Ukrinform National News Agency of Ukraine has called on international journalist organizations to condemn an unlawful verdict against its correspondent Roman Sushchenko, which was upheld by the Russian Supreme Court.
We will fight for his release by all available means
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has upheld the verdict delivered by the Moscow City Court to Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was sentenced to 12 years in a high-security penal colony.
Students and teachers of the Ukrainian School of Paris have held a rally in support of Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was illegally convicted in Russia, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
Ukraine has not received any signals from Russian side regarding its readiness to release imprisoned Ukrinform’s journalist Roman Sushchenko.
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation will consider an appeal against the sentence to Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko on September 12.
The case of Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko, who was illegally sentenced in Russia, was submitted to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.
Ukrainian consul in Moscow Hennady Breskalenko will visit Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was illegally sentenced in the Russian Federation, at Lefortovo detention centre on Friday, August 10.
All mechanisms will be used in the Sushchenko case, including the 1993 agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons, to ensure that Ukrinform's journalist could return to Ukraine.
Mark Feygin, a public defender of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was illegally convicted in Russia, will visit his client on Wednesday, July 25.
Mark Feygin, a public defender of Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, says that today he will visit his client in prison.
Ukrainian Consul Hennadiy Breskalenko has managed to visit Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was unlawfully convicted in Russia, his daughter, Yulia Sushchenko, has told Ukrinform.
The EU leaders have called on Russia to immediately release Ukrinform's correspondent Roman Sushchenko and all other Ukrainian political prisoners.