: Russia probing Savchenko's lawyer for extremism

13:26 Jun. 24, 2016

Russia probing Savchenko's lawyer for extremism

Nadiya Savchenko's lawyer Mark Feygin talks to press outside a court in the town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, March 21, 2016 (AP photo)

Mark Feygin says authorities do not take kindly to his Twitter account

Nadiya Savchenko's lawyer Mark Feygin is being checked for extremism.

"There's yet another appeal to prosecute me for extremism. For my Twitter," Feygin tweeted. The lawyer promised to share the details later.

"A detective from the Department of Internal Affairs in the Moscow's district of Khamovniki said that some man named Schukin had accused me of extremism," Feygin said.

Read also Russian authorities threaten to prosecute Savchenko's lawyers

Earlier, Feygin published an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he had asked to release Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia. This resulted in his Facebook account being blocked.

In particular, the lawyer wrote in a letter that the Ukrainians were forcibly transferred to Russia, arrested and prosecuted for political reasons.

Reporting by UNIAN

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