Russia’s Supreme court on 12 September rejected an appeal against the sentence of the Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, reports “Interfax”.
The decision of the appeals panel of the court noted that the verdict of the Moscow city court of June 4, 2018 must be upheld, and “the appeal – without satisfaction”.
Thus, the sentence came into legal force and enforceable.
As reported, the FSB of Russia detained the journalist “UKRINFORM” Roman Sushchenko at the end of September 2016. He was accused of espionage. The lawyer said that Sushchenko threatening 20 year prison term in the case of non-recognition of their guilt. Ukraine has repeatedly asked Russia to immediately release the journalist.
We will remind, the Moscow city court on 4 June Sushchenko sentenced to 12 years in a strict regime colony. The trial in the case against the journalist was held behind closed doors, so court was announced only introductory and operative part of the judgment.