: Savchenko's case may be appealed in European Court of Human Rights - lawyer

16:13 Apr. 26, 2016

Savchenko's case may be appealed in European Court of Human Rights - lawyer

Ukrainian jailed military officer Nadiya Savchenko, left, stands in a cage during a court hearing in a town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Sept. 29, 2015 (AP Photo)

Ukrainian pilot's health is currently improving 

Mark Feygin, a lawyer of Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko says he is holding talks on submitting an application to the European Court of Human Rights.

Feygin tweets: "I would like to let you know that currently I am negotiating with my British colleague Ben Emerson on submitting a joint petition regarding Savchenko's case to the ECHR."

He added that another Savchenko's lawyer Nikolai Polozov will visit her in prison one of these days.

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"We have already agreed with him. He will finish something he was not able to finish before. We will wait", says Feygin

After visiting Savchenko in the Novocherkassk prison (Russia), the lawyer reported that her condition improved. She will be able to resume her normal eating in a week or two.

Recently Savchenko stopped her full hunger strike that lasted 12 days.

On April 6, when her verdict came into force, Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian MP and military pilot, resumed her full hunger strike – without food and water - to protest her illegal detention and demand her immediately release and return to Ukraine.

Read also Savchenko stops full hunger strike - Poroshenko

On April 19 Ukrainian consuls were allowed to visit the Ukrainian pilot in prison, which led to a telephone conversation with Ukraine's President. After talking to Savchenko, President Poroshenko said that she agreed to stop her hunger strike.

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