Amnesty International: Savchenko convicted in Russia must go immediately for a fair retrial
The case of Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadia Savchenko convicted in Russia must go immediately for a fair retrial, Amnesty International said.
"It is abhorrent to send Nadia Savchenko to prison after such a flawed, deeply politicized trial. The litany of dubious procedures and decisions by the presiding judge over the course of this trial shows a clear contempt for due process and suggests Nadia never had a hope of proving her innocence," John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Director for Europe and Central Asia, said.
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"The only way justice can be delivered both for Nadia, and the journalists who were killed, is for there to be a full and impartial investigation into her allegations and a retrial that remains free of political interference and complies with international fair trial standards," Dalhuisen noted.