Feygin: Savchenko’s fate is in hands of Putin
19:19, 6 April 2016

Feygin: Savchenko’s fate is in hands of Putin

The lawyer of Ukrainian fighter pilot says Russian President will be responsible for any consequences of her ongoing hunger strike

19:19, 6 April 2016

Mark Feygin, lawyer from Nadiya Savchenko’s defense team, tweeted this on April 6, as the illegally detained pilot started another waterless hunger strike protesting against the court’s sentence. As 112 International reported, the Donetsk city court (Rostov region, Russia), sentenced Savchenko to 22 years of imprisonment in the standard regime penal colony.

“The fate of Nadiya Savchenko is entirely in the hands of Russian President; any consequences of her waterless hunger strike will be on his conscience”, Feygin tweeted.

Later that day, he reported that Ukrainian consuls Kovtun and Moskalenko are no allowed to visit Savchenko in pre-trial detention centre. “Theoretically, law enforcers might already convoy her to the correctional facility”, he wrote.  

On April 5, the sentence in Savchenko’s case came into force. There has been no unbiased information on her health conditions since then. No one knows how much of the hunger strike she can take, as her health already worsened due to previous starvations and long-lasting detention.      

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