Ukrainian film Director and writer Irina Cilic urged citizens to support a wrongfully convicted in the Russian Federation, journalist Roman Sushchenko and other political prisoners.

Ukrainian writer Cilic encouraged to write letters Sushchenko and other political prisoners in Russia

As reported mediaUA, she wrote about this on his page in Facebook.

"I cried all the time while reading the text. Did not know much about Sushchenko. Unbearable that we almost can't help him and other prisoners. But you can at least write letters. There at the end is the address," said Cilic.

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

Within two days after his arrest, nobody knew about the fate of the journalist, he was not allowed to communicate neither with his wife nor the lawyer, nor the representatives of the Ukrainian Embassy in the Russian Federation. Later, members of the Public monitoring Commission of Moscow accidentally discovered it in the FSB detention centre "Lefortovo" during the inspection visit. At the time of the Lefortovo district court of Moscow has arrested Ukrainian for two months.

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October 7, 2016 he was charged with "spying" under article 276 of the criminal code, which provides penalties of 20 years imprisonment. The FSB of Russia stated that Sushchenko ostensibly is the employee of the Main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry of Ukraine and allegedly "purposefully collected information on the activities of the armed forces and of national guard troops of the Russian Federation that is a state secret". In the Gur of the Ministry of defense denied it. The journalist denies the accusations of FSB of the Russian Federation and does not recognize his guilt.

Later defender Mark Feigin Sushchenko deprived of the status of the lawyer. He is Sushchenko only as a public defender.

4 Jun 2018 year the Moscow city court sentenced Ukrainian journalist to 12 years in a strict regime colony for alleged espionage (article 276 of the criminal code). On 12 September, the Supreme court declared the sentence is"legitimate".

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry expressed a protest, demanding that Russia immediately cancel the illegal sentence in the case Sushchenko and ensure his release and return to Ukraine. These appeals were joined by international organizations such as the EU, OSCE, international and European Federation of journalists (IFJ/EFG), etc.

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