Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot and a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, was taken to the Moscow Basmanny District Court, which will consider her complaint regarding the investigator's refusal let her attend the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Her defense believes that the status of the PACE delegate provides Savchenko with diplomatic immunity and gives her the right to attend the meeting. Her lawyers point out that none of the member countries of the Council of Europe has the right to interfere with this.
Those present in the courtroom report that the prosecutor Karasev is asking to adjourn the meeting on the grounds that the last time at the Moscow City Court he received death threats from the public. Nadiya's lawyer Mark Feygin protested against the adjournment.
The judge Levashova did not listen to Savchenko's opinion regarding the request of the prosecutor and left.
The Ukrainian soldier was kidnapped from the territory of Ukraine and arrested in Russia on the charges of involvement in the murder of the Russian journalists in Luhansk. Savchenko has been on a hunger strike for more than 80 days protesting against her illegal arrest. Human rights activists and lawyers with doctors have repeatedly stated that her life was at risk. But they can not convince Savchenko to stop the hunger strike.
Yesterday the representative of the Investigation Committee of Russia Vladimir Markin repulsed the request of the Heads of State to release Nadiya Savchenko without the permission of Putin or the court.