Treason case against Russian woman closed, lawyer says

13 March 2015 10:33
(QHA) -

Criminal case against Svetlana Davydova, who faced treason charges after reporting possible troop movements to the Ukrainian Embassy has been closed,  due to lack of evidence that she committed a crime.

Davydova's attorney Ivan Pavlov announced this in Facebook, saying "all treason accusations have been dropped."

Relatives and officials said Davydova telephoned the Ukrainian Embassy in April and told them soldiers based near her home might be being sent to Ukraine, the site of a conflict between government forces and Russian-backed rebels.

Davydova was detained January 21 at the home she shares in the western city Vyazma with her husband and seven children, including an infant daughter.

After a public outcry, she was freed on February 3 but ordered to remain in Vyazma pending further investigation.