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5 January 2015

posted 4 Jan 2015, 23:16 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 Jan 2015, 14:22 ]
On 5 January supporters of Nadia Savchenko took to Twitter using the hashtag #FreeSavchenko to mark the 21st day of her hunger strike in a Moscow prison where she is held in pre-trial detention.

Nadia Savchenko was captured on June 18 by pro-Russian separatists near Luhansk. On June 19, a video of her interrogation was published on the Internet. According to her lawyer, Mark Feygin, on June 20 the rebels handed Savchenko over to Russian intelligence officers, who transferred her to Russia. Russian authorities say she crossed the border voluntarily.

For more information see the article by her lawyer Mark Feygin, 'Russia’s illegal prisoners of war', The Washington Post, 24 December 2014

See also, Daisy Sindelar, 'Meet The Tough-As-Nails Ukrainian Pilot That Russia Wants To Try For Murder', RFE/RL, 10 July 2014