MOSCOW (QHA -

The prisoner of the Kremlin, the Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko was convoyed to the place of serving the sentence, Sushchenko’s public defender, Russian lawyer Mark Feygin informed on his Facebook page.

In the commentary to QHA, Feygin said that he did not have information where the political prisoner was transferred.

“Nobody knows that, except for the Federal Penitentiary Service.”

We will note that from the moment of detention Roman Sushchenko was kept in the Moscow Lefortovo pre-trial detention center.

Feygin noted that the defense was drafting a complaint against the decision of the Moscow court on depriving Sushchenko of liberty for 12 years. According to Feygin, the defense has six months to file the complaint against the verdict.

Earlier, on September 12, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized the verdict of the Moscow City Court on the terms of imprisonment for Sushchenko as valid. The political prisoner noted that he did not agree with the decision of the court and would continue to struggle for his release, including filing a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights.

Previously, Feygin said that Sushchenko was ready to write a request for pardon to Russian President Vladimir Putin if Moscow and Kyiv agree on his exchange. Feygin noted that Sushchenko never admitted the accusations made against him.

Reference: The special correspondent of the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform in France, Roman Sushchenko, was arrested in Moscow on September 30, 2016 on charges of spying for the Ukrainian state.

QHA