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 MP Savchenko loses appeal, remains in pretrial custody. VIDEO&PHOTOS

Kyiv-based appeals court upheld previous court ruling to remand non-affiliated MP Nadia Savchenko in pretrial custody.

As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET from the courtroom, the court also partially granted the appeal of prosecutors - quashed the ruling of the Shevchenkivskyi district court of Kyiv saying that Savchenko’s detention was unlawful.

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The lawmaker’s supporters booed the court decision.

"Ukrainian authorities are very much like the Russian ones. It is necessary to replace the authorities to have a fair trial. This has not been the case so far!" Savchenko stressed.

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Photo, video by Oleh Bohachuk, Censor.NET

As reported, ex-MP Stepan Khmara and activist Irma Krat proposed to bail Savchenko out by standing surety for her.

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On March 22, the law enforcers served Savchenko with charge papers and detained her inside the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the presence of journalists after the parliament stripped her of immunity and sanctioned her detention and arrest. She was remanded in pretrial custody until May 20 in a bail hearing held on March 23 after which the lawmaker went on a hunger strike.

On March 21, the members of the Committee on Rules of Parliamentary Procedure and Support to Work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine unanimously upheld motions to detain, arrest, and bring to criminal responsibility non-affiliated MP Savchenko which were subsequently supported by the parliament's majority.

On March 15, Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko requested the Verkhovna Rada to strip MP Savchenko of immunity, detain and arrest her. The lawmaker is suspected of allegedly plotting an armed coup through acts of terrorism.

On March 12, Savchenko was summoned for questioning to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) due to an investigation in criminal proceedings against Volodymyr Ruban.

Watch more: MP Savchenko escorted to SBU. VIDEO&PHOTOS

On March 8, Ruban was detained at a checkpoint in the Donbas with a batch of weapons. He was delivering these weapons from the occupied territory to the government-controlled part of the Donbas.

Ruban is suspected of plotting armed attacks on senior government officials, preparing a terrorist act with the use of weapons and explosives posing a threat to life and limb of people.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/p3058601