Savchenko to remain in custody after losing appeal

18:50, 29 March 2018
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The defense team's appeal motion has been overruled.

Savchenko is to remain in custody until May 20.

As UNIAN reported, the Verkhovna Rada on March 22 greenlighted the arrest of Member of Parliament Nadiia Savchenko, a former Ukrainian pilot released from a Russian prison as part of PoW exchange effort.

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On March 23, she a Kyiv district court ruled that Savchenko be remanded in custody for 59 days without bail.

Savchenko is suspected of committing a crime under Part 1 of Article 109 (actions aimed at the forcible change or overthrow of the constitutional order or seizure of state power); Part 1 of Article 14 (preparations for a crime), Part 2 of Article 28 (committing a crime by a group of persons, a group of persons by prior agreement, an organized group or a criminal organization), Article 112 (an attempted attack on the life of a public figure), Part 3 of Article 258 (an act of terror); Part 1 of Article 258-3 (creation of a terrorist group or organization) and Part 1 of Article 263 (illegal possession of weapons, ammunition or explosives) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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