Savchenko declared political prisoner

13:22, 10 October 2014
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Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot and volunteer fighter suspected of being abducted from Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists and who is now imprisoned in Russia, has been declared a political prisoner, her lawyer has said.

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Mark Feigin, who has been defending Savchenko in court, said on Twitter that the Russian Memorial Human Rights Center had recognized that Savchenko was indeed a political prisoner.

“Memorial, with its decision, has officially declared that Nadezhda Savchenko is a political prisoner,” Feigin said.

“The next step is for her to gain the status of an international [political prisoner.]”

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