Release Nadiya Savchenko!
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, has made this statement tonight on Nadiya Savchenko.
Den ukrainske helikopterpiloten og parlamentsmedlemmet Nadija Savtsjenko har vært holdt fengslet siden hun ble tatt til fange i Øst-Ukraina i 2014 og ulovlig ført til Russland, hvor en rettssak mot henne fortsatt pågår. Etter en utsettelse før helgen av det som skulle ha vært siste rettsmøte i saken, har Savtsjenko i protest innledet en sultestreik hvor hun heller ikke inntar drikke.
– Norge forventer at Russland etterlever sine internasjonale forpliktelser, herunder at alle ukrainske borgere som holdes ulovlig i Russland, slippes fri og får vende tilbake til Ukraina i samsvar med forpliktelsene i Minsk-avtalene, sier Brende.
We in Maidan Norway and Den ukrainske foreningen i Norge are very please by this. We thank all of you who participated in our email campaign!
Reminder: peaceful demonstration for Nadya Savchenko by the Parlament Wednesday March 9th. 5:00pm. Welcome!
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Maidan Norway and Den Ukrainske Foreningen i Norge encourage everyone to support Nadiya Savchenko by sending an electronic letter to the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende.
The ultimate goal of this letter is to draw the attention of Norwegian political government towards the grave situation Nadiya Savchenko is currently facing. The Norwegian government can play a crucial role by showing their aversion to Savchenko’s present conditions in their public and foreign positionings and push for the immediate and unconditional release of Nadiya Savchenko. In garnering the attentions of Norwegian authorities the potential for positive actions heightens.
Remember to confirm your signature in your email in-box after you have clicked «Signer nå! – Sign Now!». Only then your email will be sent to the minister!
By filling in the form below you send the following email to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (in Norwegian):
Dear Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Børge Brende!
I am writing to you because I am very concerned of the situation of the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko. The treatment of Savchenko in the Russian court system is against the human rights all principals of court justice. Savchenko has been a political prisoner in Russia for almost 2 years. The importance of her case has recently reached a critical point when she announced “dry hunger strike,” meaning that, in addition to already not have been eating any food for the last 60 days, now she is not taking any liquids. Savchenko’s lawyer say that her condition is a matter of grave concern and that it will keep getting increasingly worse due to exclusion of water, which is essential to sustaining life.
Nadiya Savchenko is a Ukrainian pilot who joined one of the Ukrainian volunteer battalions at the start of an armed conflict in the Eastern Ukraine between the Ukrainian forces and proRussian separatists backed by the Russian forces. Savchenko was captured in June 2014 in Ukraine, on the front by separatists and illegally transported to Russia where she was charged with complicity in deaths of two Russian TV journalists, Anton Voloshin and Igor Kornelyuk, and for the illegal crossing of the Russian border.
Since the beginning of trial, Savchenko’s defence team has amassed irrefutable evidence of her innocence, such as the billing data from Nadiya Savchenko’s phone, which shows that she was already in captivity during the attack on the Russian journalists.
Nadiya Savchenko explained that hunger strike is the only way she can keep striving for her right to a just trial: “Hunger is my only weapon in the fight against the outrageous actions of the Russian authorities,” she said in a letter released by her lawyer.
For these reasons I am writing my letter to you. I would like to ask you, as my political representative and as a representative of my democratic right, to allocate some of your attention to this matter and, once you have formed an opinion on it, to make it public.
(Email campaign is now closed.)