Savchenko case: next court hearing slated on February 15
18:30, 10 February 2016

Savchenko case: next court hearing slated on February 15

The today’s hearing in Donetsk, Rostov region, is over

18:30, 10 February 2016

Next court hearing in the case of Ukrainian MP and fighter pilot Nadia Savchenko will take place on February 15. Her lawyer Nikolai Polozov tweeted this on Wednesday.  

“The hearing is over for today. The next session slated for Monday”, he wrote.

Previously, another member of Savchenko’s defense team Mark Feygin uploaded an audio tape of his conversation, presumably with father of one of investigators in the case. In it, the man calls Savchenko’s case “a trumped-up one”.

Previously, Savchenko’s defense team presented new evidence in her case that proved the pilot’s innocence.   

In mid-December 2015, Russian court ruled that the pilot stays in detention until April 2016. Protesting against that, she went on a hunger strike – the third one since the moment of her arrest by pro-Russia militants in summer 2014. 

Nadia Savchenko, MP and former Ukraine’s Air Force officer, was captured by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine in summer 2014. She says they captured her, forcefully brought her to Russia and passed her to Russian investigative authorities. Savchenko is charged with murder of two Russian reporters who worked in eastern Ukraine without any permission of the Ukrainian government. She is also charged with the illegal crossing of the Russian border. The pilot, her defense team and the Ukrainian government deny all charges, demanding to release her.  

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