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Nadia Savchenko is sent to prison, new criminal case is started

January 29, 2015

Russian start new criminal case against Nadia Savchenko instead of freeing her

Nadia Savchenko is sent to prison, new criminal case is started

Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko who is starving for more than 40 days has been sent to a prison hospital ‘Sailor’s silence’.

Russian lawyer of Savchenko Nikolai Polozov informed this in his twitter.

He also informed that Federal Security Service had filed a case against Nadia Savchenko for illegal crossing of border.


In summer 2014 Nadia Savchenko was kidnapped by terrorist fighters in Donbas and then transferred to Russia where she was accused of involvement in death of Russian journalists.

On October 27, 2014 Moscow Basmanny Court prolonged the term of detainment of Savchenko until February 13, 2015. On December 22, 2014 Moscow City corut rejected and appeal of Savchenko’s defenders and kept her imprisoned.

On October 26, 2014 Nadia Savchenko was elected a Member of Parliament on the list of ‘Batkivshchyna’ party on preliminary parliamentary elections.

On December 15, 2014 Nadia Savchenko announced hunger strike.

The Parliament of Ukraine called on international organizations and Inter-Parliamentary Assembly to facilitate release of Savchenko and delegated her to PACE.

Later PACE adopted decision on immediate liberation of Savchenko. However, after being deprived of ability to vote in PACE, Russian Federation refused to release her.

‘Under such conditions (deprivation of voting rights until April) it is not worth talking abut any visits of PACE, monitoring or contacts of PACE representatives with Mrs.Savchenko’, – said head of official delegation of RF in PACE Pushkov.

Nadia Savchenko is sent to prison, new criminal case is started

Nadia Savchenko feels cheerful however doctors believe she’s on edge

The prisoner of Russian court system wrote this in her letter to Russian oppositionist Mark Galperin who had been arrested and criminal case had been filed against him after demonstration in support of Savchenko.

Her lawyer Illya Novikov published the letter on his Facebook.

‘I don’t know who told you that I am so weak, but this is not true. I walk and feel cheerful. However, I am being hospitalized to ‘Sailor’s silence’ today, doctors believe I’m on edge. But I will fight!’, – Savchenko wrote.

She noted that she had been very afraid for Russians who came out to support her on demonstration because they are prohibited in RF.

Savchenko underlined that people who had supported her are already heroes.

She expressed her trust in victory of Ukraine and Russia over evil and shameful authority.


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