Savchenko loses 10 kg in month-long hunger strike

16:14, 09 January 2015
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Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who is at the moment in the Moscow pre-trial detention center, has lost 10 kilograms during her month-long hunger strike, her lawyer, Mark Feygin, said on Friday, according to Ukrainian news broadcaster TSN.


Savchenko, who says she was abducted from Ukraine, declared a hunger strike 28 days ago.

Another lawyer of the Ukrainian pilot - Nikolai Polozov – has warned that each new day of Savchenko’s hunger strike brings "us closer to the inevitable tragedy."

Russian investigators accuse the Ukrainian pilot of being responsible for the deaths of Russian journalists, which Savchenko categorically denies.

On December 22, a Moscow court again refused to release Savchenko from prison. Savchenko started her hunger strike on December 13 because she has been refused access to a doctor, and the prison is not passing on medication she requires.

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