Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) confirmed that Nadezhda Savchenko, as the delegate from the Ukraine, has immunity from prosecution, reports journalist Last news from the floor of the Basmanny court of the capital of Russia.
during the meeting the lawyer Ilya Novikov showed the court a document PACE, expressing the view (used the expression "the Commission believes") that " Savchenko is immune, despite the fact that her sane the offence is committed until the election of a delegate ".
But the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation believes that Savchenko immunity is functional and does not apply to acts committed before receiving it, the lawyer said.
"The Committee on rules of PACE showed that Savchenko immunity is absolute, has no signs of functionality. In the document it is reported that MS Savchenko cannot be subject to arrest and prosecution, " said Novikov.
He States that, so, case under the criminal code against Savchenko has to be discontinued. According to the lawyer, PACE believes that Savchenko is not only obliged to release the session of the Assembly, but also to give work to the PACE all the time.
Novikov cited the example of international practice, according to which those arrested and charged by the Assembly delegates were released from custody for the opportunity to work in PACE.
the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. V. Lavrov, explaining requirements to release Savchenko, first said she was not a hostage And arrested on suspicion of the crime. According to his statement, " to an early release from places of man's condemnation, it must first be brought to court and the court must decide ". And if the court determines that she is innocent, " in General, no questions Vsplanet ", said Lavrov.
Savchenko, who took part in the fighting on the side of the Ukrainian security officers from the volunteer battalion " Aidar ", is accused of belonging to the deprivation of life 2 correspondents VGTRK in the Donbass in the summer of 2014. The consequence considers that it acted as a spotter fire under fire.