Russian human rights activist Zoya Svetova stated, Censor.NET reports citing Radio Svoboda. She visited Svetlana Davydova, mother of seven children, who is kept in the Lefortovo remand prison in Moscow under the pre-trial detention on a charge of high treason. According to Svetova, Davydova is very frightened and surprised with the fact that the appointed lawyer had refused to appeal against her arrest.
In April of last year, Svetlana Davydova, a housewife from Viazma, 200 kilometers from Moscow, who condemned fuelling of the conflict in Ukraine, had called the Embassy of Ukraine in Russia and said that soldiers from a military unit located near her home may had gone to the east of Ukraine. She was subsequently accused of treason and a court determined her arrest as a preventive punishment.
Сensor.NET previously reported that Russia is currently seeing the most intense pressure on human rights since the Soviet Union era.