July 14, 2014
The case of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko is being decided by Russian government and not by court and trial.
This was declared by attorney of the pilot N. Savchenko Mark Feifin concerning the perspective of her release.
The perspective is good, we’ll have to send Savchenko home. On the other side we understand that due to current political situation the Russian government – the question is being decided by it and not by court – will try interfere and prove something. Either for their own electorate, Ukraine or for international community’ – the attorney said.
Even if court makes a judgment of conviction attorneys can demand that she should serve her sentence in Ukraine. It is presupposed by treaties between Ukraine and Russia. However, human rights activists are counting on international pressure.
This week during hearing in the Senate the representative of US State department Victoria Nuland declared that emergence of Savchenko in prison in Voronezh proves the connection between Russian and terrorists. ‘UN High Commissioner for Human Rights also became interested in the fate of Savchenko. I think there will be pressure at Putin and Russian government so that everyone might know about this outrage and it becomes clear that su tactics is unacceptable and Russia would non be forgiven’, – human rights activist Yevhen Zaharov said.
The new attorney Mark Feigin intends to meet Nadia soon and to find out what happened after she was captured. If it is confirmed that from Lugansk she was directly handed to Russian law enforcement agencies he would demand starting a criminal case on kidnapping.