Savchenko case: Court session underway

Source : 112 Ukraine

The judge also considers another high-profile case, the one about the murder of Ukrainian publicist Oles' Buzyna
10:31, 23 March 2018

SBU court

Shevchenko district court in Kyiv begins to consider the case of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian MP and former Air Force pilot; as is known, she is charged with preparing a terrorist act and the attempt of coup d'etat. 

The prosecutors insist that Savchenko should be kept in custody; the defense team demands to release her, saying that the detention is illegal.

The judge leading the case will be Yevhen Sydorov, who currently also looks into the case of the murder of Ukrainian publicist Oles' Buzyna. 

Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko signed the notice of suspicion of Nadiya Savchenko, the MP who was detained in the session hall of the Ukrainian Parliament under charges with preparing a terrorist act and the attempt of coup d'etat. The press service of Prosecutor General's office reported that on Thursday.

The scandalous MP was proclaimed a suspect in her lawyer's presence. 

Immediately after MP stripped Savchenko off the immunity, she was detained and taken to the main office of Ukraine's state security service, the SBU. 

Related: Savchenko stripped of immunity and detained: Details

Nadiya Savchenko was detained right after lifting her immunity by the parliament. She was informed of suspicion and detained in the building of the Verkhovna Rada, 112 Ukraine TV channel reported.

Oles' Buzyna was a controversial Ukrainian journalist and writer known for his strong pro-Russian views. He was shot dead not far from his apartment in Kyiv in April 2015.

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