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 Moscow court extended Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko's arrest for three months, - Feygin

Lefortovo court of Moscow has extended Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko's arrest for three more months, until Sept. 30.

Lawyer Mark Feygin wrote on Twitter, Censor.NET reports.

"Lefortovo court of Moscow has extended Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko's arrest for three more months, until Sept. 30," Feygin wrote.

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As previously reported, members of Moscow's Public Monitoring Commission found Ukrinform news agency correspondent Roman Sushchenko in Lefortovo prison Oct. 2, 2016. The Lefortovo court of Moscow remanded the journalist in a two-month custody on charges of espionage (article 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) the following day. Ukraine's Information Policy Ministry also confirmed the detention of Sushchenko. The ministry said its legal department was collecting necessary information on the circumstances and reasons for the detention.

In turn, the FSB claims Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko is an agent of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's MoD.
 
 
 
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