Drawing From Inside the Cage – Nadiya Savchenko Sketches Amidst Russian Prosecution Circus #FreeSavchenko

2.11.2015
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Nadiya Savchenko spent a very long 6 hours in Basmanny District Court on February 10, 2015 during which her guards refused to give her any water. She was on her 60th day of a hunger strike. Today marks the 62nd day. One of her lawyers, Ilya Novikov, tweeted today that she “weighs a little less than 59kg [130lb], a temperature of 35.8 [96.4F], sugar 3.2 (was raised to 3.7 with the [IV] drip). Time is short.”

Nadiya Savchenko holds up her drawing made on February 10, 2015 during her Basmanny District Court appearance in Moscow, on her 60th day of hunger strike.

Nadiya Savchenko holds up her drawing made on February 10, 2015 during her Basmanny District Court appearance in Moscow, on her 60th day of hunger strike.

To the drawing that she held up in court for all to see (photo above) she had added more writing by the following day which was photographed by her lawyers. On it she writes: “Drew this while listening to the lies from the prosecution. This was a very boring circus. Nothing new…”

“I thank all the good people! Ukrainians, Poles, Russians, Lithuanians, Italians, Belorussians, French, English, Finns, Australians, Bulgarians, Portuguese, Japanese, Argentinians, Czechs, Netherlanders, Canadians, Germans, Americans, and all good people in the world! I sincerely thank you for your support of myself and Ukraine! Nadiya Savchenko.” And adds her stylized initials.

And what she had previously written below:
“Ukraine will win! Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the Heroes!”
“I was born a Ukrainian. I will die a Ukrainian.”
#FreeSavchenko

Nadiya Savchenko drawing started in Basmanny District Court during 6 hour hearing on February 10, 2015 with further text added the next day.

Nadiya Savchenko drawing started in Basmanny District Court during 6 hour hearing on February 10, 2015 with further text added the next day.

On a second drawing she completed and lawyers photographed the next day, she writes: “I’m no portrait painter, and not much of an artist, but I drew my sister in court.” She has drawn her sister Vera in a t-shirt signed by many “Maidaners” to support Nadiya, but which Vera was not allowed to give her (Nadiya was able to wear it for a bit while Vera was visiting). “Vera’s wearing a t-shirt with wishes to me from the people from Maidan. Too bad she can’t give it to me for now.” “I wanted to draw my mom too, but the fat arses of the guards blocked the view for me.” She has also drawn “a vatnik’s hat. The cop himself is hiding so that I wouldn’t draw him.” And she has drawn the police dog, “the best-behaved member of the convoy,” who she says is falling asleep from boredom at the lying yapping going on during the proceedings. “I so understand the dog!”

Nadiya Savchenko's second drawing from Basmanny District Court February 10th session.

Nadiya Savchenko’s second drawing from Basmanny District Court February 10th session.

Source: Lawyer Mark Feygin’s twitter

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