The Helsinki Commission of the U.S. Congress is preparing documents for the recognition of political prisoners Sushchenko

Хельсинская комиссия Конгресса США готовит документы для признания Сущенко политзаключенным

Arrested in Russia Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko

The Helsinki Commission of the U.S. Congress is preparing a package of documents for the recognition of political prisoners illegally detained in Russia journalist Roman Sushchenko. This was reported by lawyer mark Feigin, reports “UKRINFORM”.

“From the head of the US Helsinki Commission Senator Roger Wicker it became known that the preparation of a “case Sushchenko” for formal recognition of its political prisoners. Obviously, this will happen sometime in the summer. That will be announced in a special statement, the state Department,” – said Feigin.

As previously reported, the Helsinki Commission said it would focus on the development of the situation with the cases of Oleg Sentsov, Roman Sushchenko, Alexander Kolchenko, Nicholas Semeny and other Ukrainians imprisoned in Russia for political reasons.

We will remind, Roman Sushchenko, in violation of international rules was detained September 30, 2016 in Moscow, where he arrived on a private trip.

On 7 October he was charged with “espionage”. The FSB of Russia stated that Sushchenko is an employee of the Main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry of Ukraine. In Gur MOU refuted this statement.

April 26, the Lefortovo district court of Moscow extended the stay Sushchenko custody till June 30. Attorney Feigin filed in the court against this decision. It will be considered on may 18.

Note, the U.S. Helsinki Commission (Commission on security and cooperation in Europe) is an independent government Agency of the United States, established by Congress in 1975. The main purpose of its creation assumes control over compliance with the Helsinki final act, which became the basis for the OSCE activities. The Helsinki Commission consists of members of the U.S. Senate, house of representatives, and officials from the state Department, the Pentagon and the US Department of Commerce.

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