Savchenko case: court starts pronouncing sentence today

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian fighter pilot has been brought to Donetsk city court
09:12, 21 March 2016

The police van brought Savchenko to the court; law enforcers increased security measures around the court’s building (Interfax-Ukraine). The court’s perimeter is fenced and heavily guarded by the police and fighters of special forces.

On Monday, at 11.00 a.m. local time, Donetsk city court in Rostov region, Russia, is to start pronouncing sentence in Savchenko’s case. The sentence will be pronounced for 2 days in a row. Previously, Nadiya’s lawyer Mark Feygin said there is a chance that provocations would take place against the defense team.  

Previously, lawyers reported that Savchenko's still weak due to several tough hunger strikes and long-time detention.

Savchenko, officer and fighter pilot of Ukraine's Air Force, is charged with illegal crossing of the Russian border and involvement in the murder of two Russian reporters. The pilot’s defense team, Nadiya herself, the Ukrainian government, and an overwhelming part of the Ukrainian society insist on her innocence and demand that the Kremlin lets her go.

Currently, the Ukrainian pilot stays in detention until April 16.  

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