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Nadiya Savchenko’s attorneys finally have grounds for appeal to ECHR

The attorneys of the Ukrainian pilot and people's deputy Nadiya Savchenko have legal grounds for an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. It was stated by Ilya Novikov, a lawyer of the pilot.
Рассмотрение вопроса о продлении срока ареста Надежде Савченко

According to Ilya Novikov, a lawyer of Nadiya Savchenko, for the first time the Moscow City Court recognized that Nadiya Savchenko was a PACE delegate, however, it admitted that she had no immunity. Yesterday, for the first time the Russian court of second instance refused Nadiya Savchenko liberation, and therefore, her defense got the reason to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to UNIAN.

“Next week, the papers of the court session will go to the European Court of Human Rights. Finally, we can complain there,” Novikov said.

The lawyer is confident that Russia will be imposed a penalty for unlawful arrest of the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko. “It’s not a quick process – usually the meeting of the European Court takes several years, but given that Savchenko already has priority status, it may happen in a few months, even before she is condemned and sentence comes into force,” Novikov said.

Earlier, it was reported that Nadiya Savchenko had completed the familiarization with her criminal case and soon there would be started the definitive hearing of the case. However, it is unknown where exactly the trial will take place. It can be Moscow, where most of the witnesses are, Rostov-on-Don, where Savchenko allegedly crossed the border, and Voronezh, where she was held in the detention center.