Signed call for release Roman Sushchenko
26 September 2017
MEPs from the European Parliament believe that the Russian authorities should release the Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko… from Lefortovo prison in Moscow and guarantee him a safe return to Ukraine.
Together with Pavel Svoboda, Eduard Kunz, Carlos Coelho, Tunne Kelam MEP, Michael Gahler, Helga Stevens MEP, Mark Demesmaeker MEP, Monica Macovei and Rebecca Harms have signed a letter of invitation to the Russian Federation for the release of Roman Sushchenko.
I recommend the text on this topic in Ukrinform-EN.
This is stated in an appeal by a group of deputies from three factions of the European Parliament, which was published on the day of the Moscow court decision to extend Sushchenko’s arrest for two more months, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
According to the statement, Russia and Ukraine should also resume the exchange of political prisoners in accordance with the Minsk accords, as well as to ensure international monitoring of the conditions of detention and the physical and mental condition of prisoners.
The case of Roman Sushchenko, who was expecting a court decision before September 30, is a matter of considerable concern by MEPs, according to the deputies.
They said that according to the surveys of international organizations, the cases of other Ukrainian political prisoners, including Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, were also trumped-up.