March 8, 2016

Savchenko refuses to stop her "dry" hunger strike

The Ukrainian aviator Nadezhda Savchenko is not drinking water already for 24 hours, and refused to stop her "dry" hunger strike, her advocates said today.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on March 3 Nadezhda Savchenko announced a "dry" hunger strike after her last plea in court was rescheduled for March 9.
The case against Nadezhda Savchenko is being considered by the Donetsk City Court of the Rostov Region since September 22, 2015. She completely denies her guilt.
According to her advocate Mark Feigin, today Nadezhda Savchenko "has expressed her consent to visit a doctor; however, she refused to be examined."
"We tried to persuade her to stop the hunger strike, but she refused. She hasn't drunk water for 24 hours, and is going to continue her hunger strike until she is returned to Ukraine – this is her main demand," the "Interfax" quotes Mark Feigin as saying.

© Caucasian Knot

Circassian Question
Articles How Circassians are reclaiming their roots after many years of suppression