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Nadya Savchenko confirms she was taken to Russia by force (updated)

18 Jul 2014 11:41 AM | Anonymous

 On Wednesday evening the Ukrainian consul Hennadiy Breskalenko was finally able to meet with Nadya Savchenko, who is being held in a Russian SIZO [detention unit] . Savchenko denied Russia’s claim that she crossed the Russian border pretending to be a refugee.  She says that she was taken out of Ukraine with a bag over her head and handcuffed.  Her abductors changed cars several times. Russia’s Investigative Committee has tried to foist a fourth defence lawyer on the case involving the extraordinary charges brought against Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda [Nadya] Savchenko.  The investigators have also prevented Savchenko’s sister Vera from coming to Moscow by effectively threatening that she too will be detained.   Human Right In Ukraine.   Read More



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