The Lefortovo district court of Moscow extended the arrest of illegally detained in Russia Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko until January 30, 2017. In addition, this trial made closed. About this on his page on Twitter said lawyer mark Feigin.
«The petition of the investigator to satisfy, extend the measure of restraint in form of detention against the accused Sushchenko until January 30, 2017,» — announced the decision of judge Anna Gorman.
The case was heard behind closed doors at the request of the Prosecutor, who considered that the disclosure of the case materials may result in the disclosure of state secrets.
According to Feigin, currently Sushchenko gets familiar with the matter.
«On my request, the court allowed the Roman Sushchenko to see the arrest. Now he looked puzzled and studied it,» — said Feigin.
In turn, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its protest against the decision of the court of the Russian Federation about prolongation of term of detention of Roman Sushchenko. About the speaker the Ministry of foreign Affairs Marian Betz said on Twitter.
«A politically motivated case. Another hostage to Russian aggression. We Express our protest and demand the release of Sushchenko,» wrote Betz.
On October 2, members of the Public monitoring Commission of Moscow SIZO «Lefortovo» found employee novotneho Ukrainian Agency «UKRINFORM» Roman Sushchenko, which Lefortovo court of Moscow arrested on charges of «espionage» (article 276 of the criminal code). In this prison Sushchenko was roughly from September 30.
Sushchenko works in UKRINFORM since 2002, a correspondent for the Ukrainian news Agency in France — from 2010.
On 3 October, the Agency called the detention Sushchenko «planned provocation» and said that the journalist arrived in Moscow on a private visit because he was on vacation and was going to visit relatives living there: «we Emphasize that the novel at the time of arrest was on vacation and arrived in Moscow in the private sector. He was detained in Moscow on the day of arrival and in violation of all international rules of his detention, the Russian side has not informed neither his wife nor diplomatic establishments or at the place of work. About the detention of the Novel his wife Angela Sushchenko, which remains in France, only found out on Sunday morning, October 2, call the in-laws after two days he was not contacted. However, his relatives spoke very carefully, hints, avoiding even the word «detained».
Specializing in the defense of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia lawyer Nikolai Polozov has described the detention Sushchenko as kidnapping.
Ministry of information policy of Ukraine immediately confirmed the information about detention of the journalist Sushchenko. The Agency noted that the legal Department collects all the necessary information regarding the circumstances and reasons for detention. But the FSB said that the Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko — allegedly a «personnel officer» Ukrainian military intelligence with the rank of «Colonel», to collect secret information on Russian armed forces and the newly established Putin’s «guard»: «a criminal case under article «Espionage». The fact of the arrest of the FSB do not see anything special: «the Usual work of the security services».
In the Main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry of Ukraine (Hur MO) has denied accusations of the FSB, noting that it was «absolutely untrue».
Later it became known that the Russian court arrested Sushchenko for two months.
The court extended the arrest Sushchenko until January 30, 2017 — Feigin 28.11.2016