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"He [Roman Sushchenko] visited his brother in Moscow several times. He contacted a family friend. A family friend simply had him locked up. That’s it," said the lawyer.

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

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