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Nadiya Savchenko a prisoner of conscience

The Russian Human Rights Centre Memorial has cited N. Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot illegally transported to Russia and accused of the murder of two journalists, as a prisoner of conscience.

Human Rights Center Memorial is one of the most recognisable and respected NGOs dealing with human rights defence issues. In its statement, the organisation indicated the political motivation of the Ukrainian officer’s persecution, demanding her immediate and unconditional release.