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Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko demands to be convoyed in presence of lawyers or Ukrainian representatives

Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko has handed over a written statement in which she confirmed that she will begin a dry hunger strike on April 6, her lawyer Nikolai Polozov said on his Facebook page.
Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko demands to be convoyed in presence of lawyers or Ukrainian representatives

Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian military helicopter pilot and MP, was sentenced in Russia by a sham court for 22 years of colony. Yesterday her lawyers said that her health condition has stabilized and she is determined to resume a dry hunger strike from April 6, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine.

“I announce an indefinite dry hunger strike beginning from April 6, 2016. I forbid [them] from convoying me anywhere expect for Ukraine. I demand [they] convoy me only in the presence of representatives of the Ukrainian side, Ukrainian consuls in Rostov or my lawyers,” Polozov said in a statement on Facebook.

Additionally, Nadiya wrote in her statement that she bans Russian doctors from examining her and trying to make her stop a dry hunger strike by force.

“I forbid [them] from making me stop a dry hunger strike by force and transferring me anywhere from a ward, except for the return to Ukraine! I will view any use of physical force or moral and psychological pressure against me as torture and will resist it,” Savchenko wrote.

On Tuesday, the 22 years verdict against Savchenko took legal effect.