Posts Tagged ‘Nadiya Savchenko’

  1. Prisoner exchange

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    May 26, 2016 by AK

    Vedomosti, the independent business paper, ran this headline today: “Savchenko’s release became Russia’s PR* defeat.” I disagree. Doing the right thing – in the simplest sense of right as good – can’t be bad PR. Even if the world thinks you are beyond redemption. I can’t prove it, of course, but… That’s all. *The Russian word I …
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  2. Another sham trial draws to a close

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    March 23, 2016 by AK

    This was predictable, but still disgraceful: Nadiya Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in jail after being convicted of directing artillery fire which killed them in eastern Ukraine in June 2014. Nadiya Savchenko is a hostage: her actual guilt or innocence of the charges against her is irrelevant to the Kremlin; her crime is taking …
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  3. As usual, Russia’s constitutional court bows to the executive

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    February 28, 2016 by AK

    The Russian Constitutional Court has fixed the glitch in the legislation that denied the guaranteed right to a jury trial to women accused of capital crimes: According to Russia’s Criminal Code, regional courts only hold jury trials when the accused faces life imprisonment. However, women cannot be sentenced to life imprisonment under Russia’s Criminal Code. After …
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  4. Casus Savchenko: women no longer entitled to a jury trial in Russia

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    July 30, 2015 by AK

    Nadiya Savchenko is a Ukrainian military held in a Russian jail, accused of a “war crime” against Russian citizens. She took part in Ukraine’s war against Russia-backed separatists in 2014. It appears that she was kidnapped in Eastern Ukraine and brought to Russia in June 2014. The Russian authorities claim that, while piloting an army …
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  5. The Kremlin’s No. 1 hostage

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    February 20, 2015 by AK

    Writing about hostages of the Russian state, I neglected to mention the number one hostage: the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko*. She was fighting with the Ukrainian army in 2014 when she was captured or kidnapped by the separatists and/or their Russian handlers. Savchenko was later moved to Moscow and charged with murder: she is accused …
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