The U.S. state Department included the citizen of Ukraine Hope Savchenko, accused in Russia of belonging to the death of correspondents VGTRK in the List of 20 women, the liberation sought by Washington.
The list was provided Tuesday by the permanent representative of the USA to the UN Samantha Power at a press conference at the state Department. In her expressions, the List includes " political and other women prisoners ", RIA " Novosti ".
"We have not forgotten about you, We will continue to put pressure on your governments, so that you were released," said Power. Similarly, in the state Department's list — Khadija Ismayilova, an Azerbaijani journalist who was sentenced in Azerbaijan to 7, 5 years in prison on charges of embezzlement, illegal entrepreneurship, tax evasion and abuse of office. The list Also human rights activist from Azerbaijan, Leyla Yunus, an Azerbaijani court sentenced to 8 and 5 years of punishment, recognizing guilty of fraud and tax evasion. Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko was arrested on Russian territory in early July of last year. According to the Russian investigators, Savchenko was a spotter fire under fire in Ukraine correspondents VGTRK Anton Voloshin and Igor Kornelyuk, who then died. She faces up To 25 years of imprisonment. July 30, the judge of the Donetsk city court of the Rostov region at the time stopped the trial in the case Savchenko required to defer consideration of the case in the Russian capital. Savchenko was transferred from the Moscow detention facility in Rostov region in mid-July. Prior to that, she contacted the state office of public Prosecutor of Russia with the request to postpone the consideration of her case from Donetsk, Rostov region. In her vision, the Russian authorities not able to provide her safety and the safety of the other participants in the process in a place like Donetsk, which, in its expressions, is a " transit point Pro-Russian terrorists ". The lawyer Savchenko Also cited the high cost of transport cost of $ 105 508 thousand rubles, which in the case of a conviction will fall on the defendant.