Protection of the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko appeal in the constitutional court of the Russian Federation the norm where women accused Russia does not have the opportunity to apply for consideration of their cases by a jury.
about it told correspondents on Tuesday, one of the lawyers Savchenko Ilya Novikov.
case under the criminal code Savchenko has the opportunity to be considered by the jury because of conflicts of law. This type of procedure is available only to an accused who is facing a life sentence. However, according to the norms of the code of criminal procedure, women with life sentences are not prescribed - they are denied the right to choose trial by jury.
According to Novikova, the preliminary meeting today, the Defence stated "technical" request for a trial by jury, and it was supposed to be rejected.
"The request was made to have the opportunity to address the constitutional court of the Russian Federation ", - said the lawyer.