Nadiya Savchenko: “In Russia, I don’t trust, don’t fear, don’t beg” – March 4, 2016 #FreeSavchenko

By Nadiya Savchenko, posted on Facebook by attorney Mark Feygin
Posted on 04.03.2016
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine


Copy to my attorneys M. Feygin, N. Polozov, I. Novikov


I, Savchenko Nadezhda [Nadiya] Viktorovna, citizen of Ukraine, declare a dry hunger strike starting from March 4, 2016 and until my return to Ukraine – alive or dead!

This dry hunger strike is my protest against the actions of the Russian authorities and special services, against the investigation, court, and prosecutor’s office of the Russian Federation, and against the the fact that they are trying to conceal their crimes.

They are guilty of violating international law, of kidnapping me from Ukraine, bringing me to Russia by force, illegally detaining me in Russian prisons, and subjecting me to a false, dishonorable trial!

I forbid [any action] to bring me out of the hunger strike, whether in prison or anywhere else in Russia.

I refuse all and any medical tests, and will not be forced to take any medications. I forbid Russian doctors and prison officials from touching me.

I will only agree to a medical examination if it’s conducted by doctors from Ukraine or Europe.

I refuse to be moved anywhere from my cell or transferred anywhere without an explanation of the purpose of such transfer and its destination.

Any use of physical force against me I will view as torture, and will resist it.

If I am alive on March 9, 2016, I demand to be taken to the court session.

In the event of my death, I forbid an autopsy and demand that my body is returned, whole, to my mother and my sister.

My decision is final and will remain unchanged.

March 4, 2016
Nadiya Savchenko

“Freedom is priceless!

In Russia, I don’t trust anyone! I don’t fear! I don’t beg!

This is my final word!

With Ukraine in my heart,

Nadiya Savchenko”

Source: Mark Feygin FB


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