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OSCE human rights chief raises concerns over Savchenko verdict, calling for release

WARSAW, 22 March 2016 ─ Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), expressed concerns today over the conviction by a Russian court of Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian air-force pilot, for complicity in the killing of two Russian journalists in June 2014.
“Amidst serious disputes over the facts in Savchenko’s trial and the need to respect fair-trial rights in such high-profile cases, I echo the OSCE Chairmanship’s call for her immediate release,” the ODIHR Director said. “Savchenko’s release would send a strong humanitarian message given her health problems, and would build confidence in the …read more

Source: OSCE

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