United Nations – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday reiterated his call on member states to guarantee due process, fair trial rights and abide by internationally recognised standards for administration of justice.
He made the call in a telephone conversation he had with Mr Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine.
Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Tuesday, March 22, by the Donetsk City Court in the Rostov-on-Don region of the Russian Federation.
Savchenko, a pilot, was found guilty in Russia of charges relating to the death of two Russian journalists.
She was sentenced to 22 years in jail after being convicted of directing artillery fire which killed them in Eastern Ukraine in June 2014. (NAN)