BERLIN, 9 March 2016 – Gernot Erler, Special Representative of the German Government for the OSCE Chairmanship, expressed today great concern following reports concerning the health of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot imprisoned in the Russian Federation.
Erler stressed that “Rule-of-law principles are not being upheld in the trial against her. As a member of the Council of Europe and of the OSCE, Russia must adhere to its human rights commitments and is responsible for the health and well‑being of those imprisoned in Russia.”
Erler called on those responsible in Russia to release Nadiya Savchenko with immediate effect. “Ms. Savchenko’s release …read more