Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko convoyed to Russia's Kirov penal colony

11:40, 07 November 2018
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"Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko has been convoyed to penal colony No. 11 in Kirov region (the town of Kirovo-Chepetsk, the village of Utrobino) 'to serve his sentence,'" the lawyer wrote on Facebook.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the FSB detained Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, a correspondent of the Ukrainian Ukrinform news agency, at a Moscow airport upon his arrival on September 30, 2016.

He was charged with "espionage," as the Russian authorities insisted he was an "operative" of Ukraine's intelligence service.

The court started considering the Sushchenko case on March 27, 2018.

On June 4, the Moscow city court sentenced Sushchenko to a 12-year term in a high-security colony.

On September 12, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the ruling, overruling the lawyer's appeal.

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