Moscow Court upholds arrest of Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko

13:20, 27 October 2016
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The Moscow City Court has dismissed the appeal of defense team of an Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Moscow.

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According to UNIAN correspondent reporting from the courtroom, the judge announced his decision after the hearing held behind closed doors.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on September 30, the Russian FSB detained Roman Sushchenko, a correspondent of Ukrinform news agency, in Moscow, labeling him a Ukrainian “intelligence officer” who allegedly "deliberately collected classified information on the activities of the armed forces and the national guard of the Russian Federation."

Read alsoLawyer visits Sushchenko: journalist appreciates massive supportA court in Moscow has ruled to arrest the journalist on espionage charges until November 30.

All court hearings in Sushchenko case are held behind closed doors.

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