A Russian court sentenced Savchenko to 22 years of imprisonment

Donetsk town court of the Rostov region (Russian Federation) has condemned the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years of imprisonment.

The verdict announced, the presiding judge Leonid Stepanenko, reports the lawyer Nikolay Polozov in the Twitter.

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«Murder — 18, attack — 10, crossing the border is fine. Total: 22 years and a fine of 30 thousand rubles,» — said Polozov.

In the sentence Savchenko contains the final punishment at 22 years in a General regime colony. A sentence is considered from the moment of arrest, June 30, 2014.

In this case Savchenko in the account counted as a punishment of detention from 30 June 2014. Thus, Savchenko should be held in colony for 20 years.

«I call out activists with a peaceful protest against criminal sentence against the innocent Savchenko! Right now,» said one of the lawyers Savchenko mark Feigin.

As stated by Savchenko herself, this «sentence» it is an appeal not be submitted, and from 6 April 2016 renews dry hunger strike.

«The court,» the Russian Federation has given 22 years and 30 thousand rubles ($412) fine. And could «judge» to go down in history… and not to plunge into it.

10 days and the verdict comes into force. The appeal to nonexistent, the court does not serve. Dry hunger strike will restore with 06.04.16.

Well now the work is just beginning…

Better to die in Ukraine than live in Russia! Ukraine above all!», — stated in the message Savchenko on Facebook page.

According to the published verdict, the participants in the trial Savchenko has appointed punishment in the form of 18 years of imprisonment for alleged murder of Russian journalists of VGTRK, in the form of 10 years of imprisonment for attempt at life of the residents of certain districts of Luhansk region, as well as a fine of 80 thousand rubles for «illegal crossing of the Russian border», which was reduced to 30 thousand rubles taking into account the location of the captive Ukrainian women in custody since 30 June 2014.

Earlier, Feigin said that the Russian so-called court in Donetsk, the Rostov region today, March 22, will make her conviction «All, the verdict is guilty!», — said Feigin.

«The court turned to the reasoning part. The argument about the immunity of the PACE delegate to the court seems unconvincing,» adds Twitter lawyer Nikolai Polozov.

«The verdict» opens Savchenko diplomatic and political ways to release it

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that Kiev will continue to fight for the liberation of the Ukrainian pilots, MP Hope Savchenko after the verdict.

«The result expected, but still very painful… «Sentence» is not the end of the fight. This is the beginning of a new stage of struggle for the Hope Savchenko,» wrote the foreign Minister in the microblog on Twitter after the verdict.

MP from the faction «Batkivshchyna» Oleksiy Ryabchin, who was at the court session, said that the verdict Savchenko opens the way for the political steps for her release, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

«This opened the way for further diplomatic and political steps for the liberation of Hope Savchenko», — said Ryabchin.

The MP noted that the verdict was predictable.

Yesterday, March 21, in the Donetsk town court of the Russian Federation continued to fabricate against Savchenko’s case on the murder of Russian journalists and «illegal border crossing with the Russian Federation.» Despite the complete mismatch to the submitted facts and evidence, the Russian «Themis» established that on 17 June 2014, Savchenko allegedly secretly infiltrated the area positions of the terrorist group «Luhansk people’s Republic» near the village of Stukalova Balka. There, the court found that Savchenko without the necessary equipment climbed the tower height of 40 meters and became to observe the former post of GAI, which was 2.6 km. The judicial Board decided that during the observation Ukrainka found on this site 6 civilians and three Russian journalists, and if these data were transferred to the commander of the battalion «Aydar» Sergey Melnichuk (business is allocated in separate manufacture), which, in the opinion of the participants of the trial, and decided to attack the territory from howitzers D-30. The rockets were fired from a distance of over 10 km As stated in this sentence, during shelling Savchenko was engaged in correction of artillery fire.

Savchenko and her defense deny the charges and declare that at the time of the death of Russian journalists have already captured fighters and then forcibly taken to Russia. Savchenko, illegally held in Russia since mid-summer 2014.

The Russian Prosecutor’s office demanded to sentence Nadiya Savchenko to 23 years of imprisonment.

March 9, the Ukrainian heroine unveiled in court the final word.

The lawyers explained why Savchenko will not appeal now it is at the very top of the political Olympus

Hope Savchenko is not going to appeal against the verdict of a Russian court. Her lawyers explained the reasons for the decision.

According to the lawyer Nikolai Polozov, the level of decision making in Savchenko’s case is now at the top of the political Olympus.

«Using only «naked» processuality in such political processes do not give the appropriate result. For a system of right and law are not decorative but a fundamental feature. Legal proceedings may only be design, the substrate, which achieves the legal «cleanliness» of the case, allowing for political decisions to rely on the established in the legal framework, which excludes error, the guilt of the person prosecuted,» he writes in his Facebook.

«That is why the level of decision making in Savchenko’s case is now at the top of the political Olympus. The heads of the great powers are forced to discuss a criminal case, which at the start seemed a small outreach venture with the local value. And only this way will lead to her release.

It’s safe to say that the verdict of the Donetsk town court of the Rostov region of the Russian Federation, the history of the once Ukrainian pilot and now a hero of Ukraine and international policy level of Nadiya Savchenko is not over but just beginning.

Hope knows that regardless of the scheduled end of the sentence, she will soon be free and come home. And we have no reason not to believe her», the statement said Polozova.

«A Russian court has pronounced a sentence to the hero of Ukraine, people’s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, the PACE delegate Nadiya Savchenko is 22 years of imprisonment. In the outcome of this case no one had a doubt, no one harbored illusions and not because Savchenko had indeed done what was hers, the court, on the contrary,» he said.

Another lawyer Savchenko mark Feigin stressed that the appeal against the verdict would have no effect, but only delayed the possibility of release.

«The Hope has categorically refused to file appeal against the verdict, not believing in the effectiveness of justice in Russia, as well, and in order not to delay the timing of the entry into force of the verdict of first instance, which in its opinion will expedite the release. Given the inevitable result of political negotiations on the exchange (or release) Savchenko, whether there were procedural possibilities to appeal against sentence? Waiver of appeal prevents the possibility of appeal to the ECHR.

Despite my disagreement with Nadia in this matter, I still played safe and launched a number of international procedures for her release.

The first procedure is through the UN Working group on arbitrary detention. The working group on arbitrary detention was established in 1991. She was charged with the investigation of instances of alleged arbitrary deprivation of liberty, is not consistent with the norms enshrined in the universal Declaration of human rights or other international legal instruments on this matter, recognized by their respective States. In 1997 the group’s mandate was extended. Now it also monitors the situation of detained refugees and migrants.

So, I appealed the case Savchenko and wait for the result in April,» — said in a statement on Facebook page Feigin.

«And. The second procedure — an appeal to the UN special Rapporteur on human rights defenders (p. 121: http://www.ohchr.org/Docum…/Publications/ngohandbook6_ru.pdf). I also applied and waiting for result)», — he added.

A Russian court sentenced Savchenko to 22 years of imprisonment 22.03.2016

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