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Court rejects Savchenko’s appeal against custody

Her supporters were clearly unhappy.

Court rejects Savchenko’s appeal against custody
Nadiya Savchenko
Photo: Serhiy Nuzhnenko

The Kyiv court of appeal has left unchanged the decision of the city’s Shevchenkivskyy district court to place MP Nadiya Savchenko in custody until 20 May 2018, according to an LB.ua correspondent in court. “We have not upheld the laywyers’ motion,” one of the judges said.

Savchenko and her supporters were chanting “Shame!”.

On 23 March, Kyiv’s Shevchenkivskyy district court decided to place MP Nadiya Savchenko in custody for two months and denied her bail.

She is suspected of committing crimes under Article 109 Part 1 (collusion to seize power) of the Criminal Code, Article 14 Part 1, Article 28 p 3, Article 109 of the Criminal Code (preparations for violent seizure of power), Article 14 Part 1, Article 28 Part 2 of the Criminal Code (preparations for an attempt on the life of the president of Ukraine, MPs, the prime minister and other officials), Article 14 Part 1 and Article 258 Part 3 of the Criminal Code (creation of a terrorist organisation), and Article 258-3 Part 1 of the Criminal Code (abetting of the Donetsk People's Republic terrorist organisation).

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