Sushchenko's lawyer to cooperate with OSCE, Reporters Without Borders, PEN International

28.12.2016 р., 14:30

"Roman cannot help but work, even being under arrest. We are now considering the possibility of how he could lawfully hand over his journalistic texts,” Feygin said. The lawyer also informed that Roman Sushchenko would soon undergo psychological and psychiatric examination. As reported, correspondent of Ukrinform news agency in France Roman Sushchenko was arrested in Moscow on September 30, where he arrived on a private visit. He was accused of “espionage”, allegedly being a member of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate denied allegations of the Russian Federal Security Service. The Russian court ruled at its closed hearing on October 1 to arrest the journalist for two months - until November 30. On October 7, the Russian Federation officially charged the Ukrainian journalist with spying. Sushchenko denies any guilt. Roman Sushchenko works with the Ukrainian National News Agency Ukrinform since 2002 and is agency's own correspondent in France since 2010.

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