17:33 13.04.2016

Savchenko refuses calls by Russian prison authority to be hospitalized – Novikov

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Savchenko refuses calls by Russian prison authority to be hospitalized – Novikov

Russia's Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) wants to transfer Ukrainian servicewoman Nadia Savchenko, who has been sentenced for 22 years in prison for the killing of Russian reporters, to a hospital. However, Savchenko has not given her consent so far, lawyer Ilya Novikov wrote on Facebook.

"FSIN chiefs after a panic - and after the agency's leaders finally issued instructions after a year and a half to give Savchenko a second mattress – now supports her transfer to a hospital, in order to avoid harm. Nadia so far doesn't agree. She insists authorities allow Ukrainian doctors to examine her," Novikov wrote on Facebook.

According to the lawyer, Savchenko feels her better after receiving intravenous treatment on Sunday, compared to last weekend.

"In addition to general weakness, her hands are cold and she is running a high temperature. Blood tests done on April 10 showed abnormal blood density," Novikov wrote.

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