According to Feigin, trial on Sushchenko may take up to two years.
“Discussed our further actions with Roman. I should remind that in late November, his detention period expires. We are collecting documents and arguments to change the measure of restraint into the "house arrest", we consider the possibility that Sushchenko could be released on bail. We contact a lot with the Consul of Ukraine in Moscow on these issues,” Feigin said.
The lawyer went on saying that he does not have high hopes for real change in the measure of restraint. But this procedure, if accurately and fully reasoned by the defense, is very important for the likely future developments in the European courts. The venue for the possible content under the house arrest will be the apartment of a close relative, a cousin.
According to the lawyer, the work on gathering evidence on Sushchenko’s innocence still continues. But due to the secrecy of the case Feigin can not give specific explanations.
October 2, members of the Moscow Public Oversight Commission found the journalist of the "Ukrinform" Agency Roman Sushchenko in Lefortovo jail. The Russian Federal Security Service FSB stated that Sushchenko was allegedly a member of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine and suspected him of espionage. Lefortovo court in Moscow arrested the journalist for 2 months.
Ukrainian Defense Ministry denied the information about Sushchenko’s engagement in the work of the department.