MOSCOW, July 17 (RAPSI) – The attorneys of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who was arrested in Russia for complicity in the murder of Russian journalists in Ukraine, intends to present arguments on her alleged kidnapping.
“We will file a motion at Russia’s Investigative Committee on [her] kidnapping in Ukraine under Article 126 of the Criminal Code,” said lawyer Mark Feigin, who met with Savchenko on Thursday.
He added that Russian human rights ombudsman Ella Pamfilova has visited the pre-trial detention center where Savchenko is held.
The Investigative Committee has charged Savchenko with complicity in the murder of Russian journalists. The pilot’s attorneys say she was not actively involved in the military operations.
Savchenko is a Ukrainian spotter who called in artillery fire via radio. She was seized by separatist fighters in June but, according to the independence supporters in the Lugansk area, managed to escape. Later she was detained in Russia, which she allegedly entered as a refugee, and charged with complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.
The Novousmansky District Court in the Voronezh Region ruled on July 2 to extend Savchenko’s arrest until the end of August.