Lawyer Feygin allowed to visit Ukrainian political prisoner Sushchenko in Russian penal colony
Representative of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko at the European Court of Human Rights and his lawyer Mark Feygin is allowed to visit his client in a penal colony in Russia.
"From today, I'm allowed to visit him in the colony. All domestic issues in the ward-type room have been settled, Roman sends regards to compatriots," the lawyer wrote on Facebook.
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.
On November 7, Feygin said Sushchenko had been convoyed to a penal colony in Russia's Kirov region.